Dental Sealants

As parents, we strive to give our children the best start, including instilling good oral health habits. Despite this, tooth decay is one of the most common chronic childhood diseases. Fortunately, there is a powerful weapon in the fight against cavities — dental sealants.  

A dental sealant is a thin, plastic coating that is applied to the chewing surfaces of the teeth to prevent tooth decay and cavities. At Bright Smiles 4 Kids of Bala, our dentist will paint the sealant onto the tooth enamel, which bonds to the tooth and hardens. This protective coating prevents plaque from building up on the teeth and causing decay. They are especially beneficial for children because their teeth are still developing and are decay-resistant.

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The Procedure for Dental Sealants

Sealants are an effective way to prevent tooth decay and cavities. They can also improve the appearance of your teeth by filling in any gaps or cracks. Additionally, sealants are relatively inexpensive and easy to apply.  

Applying a dental sealant is a quick procedure that takes only a few minutes per tooth. The dentist first cleans the tooth to remove any debris or bacteria. Then, the dentist paints the sealant onto the tooth's surface, allowing it to dry. The sealant forms a protective layer over the tooth, preventing bacteria and food particles from getting trapped and causing decay.

Sealants can last for several years before they need to be replaced. However, it is essential to maintain good oral hygiene to keep the sealant in good condition and prevent tooth decay. Brushing and flossing regularly will help keep the sealant intact and prevent it from wearing down.

The Benefits of Dental Sealants

Defense Against Cavities

Dental sealants act as a robust barrier on the chewing surfaces against cavity-causing agents. This is because chewing surfaces of molars and premolars have deep grooves and fissures that are challenging to clean effectively, making them vulnerable to decay. Sealants cover these weak areas, preventing food particles and bacteria from settling and significantly reducing the risk of cavities.

Early Prevention for Lifelong Health

Applying dental sealants at a young age, usually when children's first permanent molars erupt at around age six, offers immediate protection during the crucial formative years. By taking a proactive approach to dental care, we instill healthy oral habits early on and set the foundation for lifelong dental health.

Painless and Quick Application

The process of getting dental sealants is simple, painless, and time-efficient. Children often find the procedure comfortable, requiring no drilling or anesthesia. In just one dental visit, the dentist can apply sealants to all vulnerable teeth, saving time and potential anxiety for young patients.

By providing a protective shield on the chewing surfaces of molars and premolars, dental sealants offer an effective barrier against decay-causing agents. Visit Bright Smiles 4 Kids of Bala at 141 Montgomery Ave, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004, or call (610) 664-7244 to learn more about dental sealants and take a proactive step toward shielding their smiles from cavities.


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141 Montgomery Ave,
Bala Cynwyd, PA, PA, 19004


Phone: (610) 664-7244

Working Hours

MON9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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WED9:00 am - 5:00 pm

THU8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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