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Sealants

Dentist in Wilmington, NC

Sealants are highly effective in preventing tooth decay and cavities on your molars and premolars. These areas are the most susceptible to cavities due to the anatomized grooves.

Typically, children get sealants on their permanent molars and premolars as soon as these teeth come in. However, adults without decay or fillings in their molars can also benefit from sealants.

The process of applying sealants is easy and fast. The application steps are as follows:

  1. A thorough cleaning is done
  2. Each tooth is then dried
  3. A solution is put on the chewing surfaces of the teeth to help the sealant bond to the teeth
  4. The sealant is painted onto the tooth enamel, where it bonds directly to the tooth and hardens.

Sealants act as a barrier and protect the enamel from plaque and acids. They may last for several years before a reapplication is needed. As long as the sealant remains intact, the tooth surface will be protected from decay.

Sealants are not a substitute for brushing your teeth. It is important to maintain proper oral hygiene. Also, sealants do not protect between the teeth, so it is essential to continue to floss daily.

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Wilmington, NC Dentist



Our Address:
736 Medical Center Drive Ste 101
Wilmington, NC 28401

Phone: (910) 762-0355

Office Hours
Monday: 8:00AM – 6:00PM
Tuesday: 8:00AM – 6:00PM
Wednesday: 8:00AM – 5:00PM
Thursday: 8:00AM – 2:00PM
Friday: 8:00AM – 12:00PM


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