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Dental sealants are very thin layers of plastic that our dentist, Dr. Thomas Puschak, can apply to your molars and premolars. Dental sealants keep your back teeth safe from plaque, acid, food debris and bacteria which can cause tooth decay. The process is painless and is done in a single visit to Family Dentistry.

Usually, dental sealants are applied to children’s teeth. This is because sealants are most effective the earlier they are applied, which is why they are applied soon after a child’s back teeth erupt. Also, children are more prone to cavities than adults.

However, adults who struggle with tooth decay or whose teeth are cavity-free can also benefit from them! It doesn’t matter what age you are, you can still have the upper-hand against plaque and bacteria with dental sealants.These will help preserve your smile for years to come!

Sealants can last for years, however, they only protect the chewing surfaces of your back teeth, so you will still need to brush twice a day, floss at least once a day and see the dentist for your routine visits. If you would like to make an appointment for dental sealants in Lexington, Massachusetts for yourself or your child, call our office today at 781-863-8333.