Parents in the Wyomissing and Exton areas bring their children to Angstadt Family Dental because we use the latest techniques and quality materials to set their families up for a lifetime of beautiful smiles. One of the easiest ways to keep you or your child’s teeth healthy and strong is through the use of dental sealants. Dental sealants are plastic resins that bond and harden in the deep grooves on your tooth’s surface. When a tooth is sealed, the tiny grooves become smooth and are less likely to harbor plaque.
With sealants, brushing your teeth becomes easier and more effective against tooth decay. Some sealants even release fluoride to help strengthen the teeth as well. Dental sealants are very important for children because their oral hygiene may not be effective yet and they may not understand how important it is to keep their teeth clean.
“We are from Maine and came to visit family here in PA. We were here less than 24 hours when my 14-year-old son came to me saying he broke his front tooth for the 5th time in less than 2 years. It was 7 pm a Friday night on a holiday weekend. Dr. Angstadt answered the call within minutes and given a picture sent by text was not only willing to make himself available within less than an hour, but he was also genuinely concerned for my son’s oral and emotional health.
He treated my son as his own. He quickly, thoroughly and gently proceeded to do a root canal, restored 2 teeth, and prepared one for a cap. He took time to explained to both my son and me exactly what he was doing. He was patient and kind and had the most current up to date tools and information.”
Despite the view that dental sealants are typically used to treat children’s teeth, dental sealants provide benefits to adults, too. Regardless of whether you’re 7 or 70 years old, everyone is susceptible to tooth decay! Sealants can decrease this occurrence in anyone who receives them. They also prevent food and plaque from collecting in the grooves, cracks, and depressions on the surface of teeth, leaving bacteria with no place to grow and further reducing the risk of tooth decay.
For both adults and children, here are some benefits of dental sealants:
Dental sealants are one of our leading tools for preventive maintenance of patients’ teeth. When applied appropriately and properly, sealants are one of the most conservative and inexpensive preventive dental services that we routinely recommend to our patients. A dental sealant can seal all of the grooves, cracks, and depressions on the biting surfaces of your posterior teeth, thereby making them nearly impermeable to the destructive bacteria that causes cavities. Spending a little money upfront helps to prevent more costly dental procedures down the road. Your dental health is worth it!
Quite simply, our patients use sealants to prevent the formation of dental decay where over 80%+ of the cavities form on biting surface grooves, helping them avoid more costly dental procedures, like fillings and crowns. Get dental sealants in order to keep you or your child’s teeth healthy and strong! Contact us today to set up a free consultation.
85 Commerce Drive
Wyomissing, PA 19610
319 N. Pottstown Pike Suite 106
Exton, PA 19341
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