Manhattan Dental Care
Laura M. Aversano, D.D.S.

175 South State Street
Manhattan, IL 60442
(815) 478-7788

175 South State Street
Manhattan, IL 60442
(815) 478-7788

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October 01, 2010
Category: Mouth Care
Tags: Sealants  

Dental Sealant SmilesA dental sealant is a clear, plastic coating that is bonded to the vulnerable chewing surfaces of the back teeth (molars and pre-molars) where decay most often occurs. These protective sealants cover the tooth surface to "seal out" food and plaque, thus reducing the risk of decay.

The probability of developing decay begins early in life, so children and teenagers are obvious candidates for dental sealants during their most cavity-prone years. But that doesn't mean adults at risk for tooth decay can't benefit from sealants as well.

At Manhattan Dental Care, sealants can be applied quickly, easily and comfortably without the need for drilling or the removal of tooth structure. The sealant is painted onto the tooth to form a protective shield, and bonds into the pits and grooves of the chewing surfaces, acting as a barrier to protect enamel from harmful plaque. Sealants can last for several years and can be reapplied by our Manhattan IL dental office as necessary.

A Healthy Smile Calls for Good Dental Hygiene

Sealants are only one part of preventive dental care and should not replace good oral hygiene. Instead, sealants preserve the teeth, adding additional protection to prevent decay and reducing the likelihood for extensive dental procedures later on. In addition to sealants, a comprehensive dental program should include twice-daily brushing, fluoride, healthy food choices and regular visits to our Manhattan IL office.

Even if you brush and floss carefully, it can be very difficult- and even impossible- to remove food and bacteria buildup from the tiny crevices on certain teeth, which puts you at risk for tooth decay. Talk to Manhattan Dental Care about dental sealants at your next appointment. Combined with good dental hygiene, you can feel more confident that your smile is protected from the harmful plaque that causes cavities.

 



Laura M. Aversano, D.D.S.
Dr. Aversano believes strongly in providing quality dental care to her patients. A big part of her dental philosophy is listening to her patients and ensuring their comfort. Read more...

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