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Dental Sealants in Fayetteville, AR!

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What are dental sealants?

Dental sealants are thin, plastic coatings that our team brushes onto the chewing surfaces of your molars and back teeth. Molars are hard to reach and consist of deep ridges to assist with chewing, making them more susceptible to accumulating bacteria and food particles. Sealants are commonly used in children’s dentistry but can also benefit adults with deep grooves in their teeth. They are a quick and painless procedure that can protect your smile!

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Are dental sealants safe?

Dental sealants are generally applied to children’s teeth as a preventative measure but can also be used for adults. The preventive, non-invasive nature of dental sealants has been deemed safe by the American Dental Association. At Wedington Family Dental, our team considers each patient’s oral health history as well as overall health. If you have a concern about dental sealants for kids or yourself, we encourage you to discuss your concerns during your appointment.

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How long do dental sealants last?

With good care, dental sealants can last anywhere from five to ten years. Ultimately, their lifespan can vary depending on factors such as oral hygiene habits, wear and tear from biting and chewing, and the diet they are exposed to. Regular checkups with our Fayetteville dentist can help ensure that dental sealants for kids and adults are still effective and intact. We can always replace dental sealants as necessary.

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