Dental sealants are a treatment common in preventative dentistry and are most often used on children and even adults. Dental sealants are protective coatings that are placed on the chewing surfaces of molar and premolar teeth. This coating is made up of a resin or glass ionomer that is applied in a thin layer. One of our dentists, Dr. Gilley, Dr. Moore, or Dr. Lowder, will then use a special light to harden and set the material. Sealants are incredibly beneficial for the health of your teeth as it helps prevent bacteria from getting into the grooves of these teeth and causing decay.
Shreveport Dental Sealants
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), dental sealants are 80 percent effective against cavities for two years after application and continue to be up to 50 percent effective for up to five years. That being said, it is incredibly important to continue brushing and flossing regularly, even with sealants, to make them as effective as possible and protect your overall oral health. Dental sealants deteriorate slowly over time, so they are never uncomfortable or have to be removed.
Southern Roots Dentistry provides dental sealants in Shreveport, LA, and the surrounding areas. Drs. Gilley, Moore, and Lowder use the latest technology to ensure that your sealants are applied comfortably and effectively. We are also careful to ensure your bite and teeth are still comfortable with the sealants applied.
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For more information about dental sealants in Shreveport, LA, or to request an appointment with one of our experienced dentists, call or request an appointment online. We also offer a range of other treatments, from routine cleanings, fillings, and extractions and cosmetic treatments such as botox, threads, fillers, veneers, and more. Southern Roots Dentistry is here to provide the best possible care for you and your children. Contact us today!