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Some patients need to undergo extra steps to protect their smiles from tooth decay, and if this applies to you, we invite you to speak with our dentist about receiving dental sealants. These treatments are a thin, plastic material that we apply to the chewing surfaces of your back teeth to provide additional protection against bacteria and tooth decay. If you would like to better understand the process of placing dental sealants, please review the information provided below.

At Legacy Family Dentistry, our dental team prepares your molars and premolars for dental sealants by thoroughly cleaning these teeth, rinsing them off, and then drying them fully. This is done so that we can then apply an acidic solution to roughen the chewing surfaces so that the dental sealants can attach to the teeth better. After the solution is rinsed off, we then dry the teeth once more and Dr. Jorgensen paints the liquid dental sealant material onto the teeth’s chewing surfaces. Finally, a special light hardens the sealants into a tough plastic varnish.

As long as you care for your teeth, your dental sealants can last up to ten years. This requires visiting the dentist every six months for dental exams and cleanings so that our dentist and team can monitor your sealants and look for signs of a damaged dental sealant, such as chipping or worn areas. If detected, we can replace the weakened dental sealant with a new one.

Schedule your visit to Legacy Family Dentistry by giving us a call at 770-536-1170 today and learn more about the benefits of dental sealants in Gainesville, Georgia.