Waugh Chapel Dental

Focused on Your Smile!

Dental sealants are a preventive treatment we offer at our office, aimed at protecting teeth from decay. This simple yet effective procedure is particularly beneficial for molars and premolars, where deep grooves and pits can trap food particles and bacteria, leading to cavities. Sealants act as a barrier, safeguarding the tooth surfaces from plaque and acids.

Understanding Dental Sealants

Dental sealants are made from a clear or tooth-colored resin material, applied directly to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. This thin coating effectively seals the nooks and crannies where decay is most likely to start, making it an ideal preventive measure for children and adults prone to cavities.

The Dental Sealants Process

  • Evaluation: Our dentists will first examine your teeth to determine if sealants are a suitable option for you.
  • Preparation: The teeth receiving sealants are cleaned and prepared with a solution that helps the sealant bond to the tooth surface.
  • Application: The sealant material is then applied to the tooth and hardened with a special light.
  • Final Check: Once the sealant has set, we perform a final check to ensure a proper seal and comfortable bite.

Benefits of Dental Sealants

  • Offers long-lasting protection against tooth decay
  • A quick, painless procedure with no drilling or removal of tooth structure
  • Effective for both children and adults at higher risk of cavities
  • Helps save time, money and discomfort by preventing future dental treatments
  • Maintains the health and integrity of natural teeth

Protect Your Teeth With Dental Sealants

At Waugh Chapel Dental, we are dedicated to preventive care that keeps your smile healthy and strong. Dental sealants in Gambrills, Maryland, are just one way we help our patients avoid cavities and enjoy better oral health. If you or your child could benefit from sealants, or if you are simply looking for more information, we invite you to schedule an appointment with Dr. Robert Daly or Dr. Poorna Phaltankar at 410-451-9600. Let us take a proactive step towards protecting your smile together.

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