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Why Dental Sealants Last So Long

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Dental sealants are an awesome way to battle off cavities and tooth breakdown in your molars. They are an awesome investment that will take your oral health far. But how long exactly? To answer that, we have amassed this post for you on the longevity of dental sealants. Read on if you’d like to find out more information.

Oral sealants are typically applied in a service that ensures high-quality results. The dentist may clean the pearly whites, apply an oral sealant gel, get rid of superfluous gel, re-clean the teeth and seal the gel with a light to apply oral sealants to your teeth. This service has been proven to bond the oral sealant to teeth well, and when it’s done properly, dental sealants last for a very long amount of time. However, bacteria are hard on pearly whites, and the dental sealants protecting your molars will take the brunt of that destruction. When they do, they are slowly worn down. Across several years, the dental sealant may be broken down to the point where it needs to be applied again. Your oral staff will inspect the condition of your dental sealants during your visits and suggest reapplication when the dental sealant needs to be replaced.

Dial 301-972-1400 now to arrange your next appointment with Dr. Adam Vitelli at the Germantown, Maryland, office of Adam Vitelli Comprehensive Dentistry.