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Family Dental Montgomery | Sealants in Cincinnati

(513) 791-0030

8271 Cornell Road Suite 710

Cincinnati, OH  45249

Jerry P. Gao, DDS & Eileen TL Gao, DDS

Sealants

 

Sealants are a great way to protect against tooth decay and cavities on your back teeth (molars). These are the teeth that are most vulnerable to cavities and decay because they are used in the chewing process, and are the most difficult to reach and clean. Molars first come in at around 5-7 years of age, with a second set coming in between the ages of 11-14. It is best to have a sealant placed when the molars first come in to ensure they are protected early.

Sealants are a simple, non-invasive dental treatment that take just minutes to apply.  There is no injection needed because the material is placed on the tooth surface and flows into the cracks and natural uneven surface of your child's tooth.  Once the material is placed on the tooth, a light is used to activate or harden the flowable material.  This creates a barrier between the tooth and any plaque, food particles, and bacteria. Sealants last for about 5 years and can be reapplied if necessary.   It's a preventative procedure that can save your child the discomfort of a more involved dental procedure!

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