Protective Treatment to Maintain Your Healthy Smile
Our skilled dentist in Fort Mill, South Carolina, offers dental sealants as a straightforward, painless method of cavity prevention. We typically advise sealants for young kids and teenagers since their lack of dental hygiene experience can make them more prone to cavities in their formative years. We occasionally advise sealants for adults with teeth that are prone to cavities.
How Do Dental Sealants Work?
Your molars, which are the teeth in the back of your mouth, contain numerous ridges that are excellent for chewing. The ridges wear down over time and progressively get deeper and narrower. Food and bacteria may nestle and eventually become stuck in these challenging to access areas. If ignored, they will result in deterioration and eventually lead to cavities.
A Little Prevention Goes A Long Way
To help stop food and bacteria from gaining access to such little places, Culp Dental advises sealants for children and teenagers. Each tooth’s chewing surface is “painted” with a thin plastic covering known as a dental sealant. After filling in the worn areas, the resin forms a barrier, resulting in a smoother surface for scrubbing away food and bacteria. For patients under the age of 18, the procedure only takes a few minutes and is typically covered by insurance.
With regular maintenance and cleaning, this barrier that covers the tooth’s enamel can endure up to 10 years, but it will eventually disappear. At each regular session, Dr. Culp will examine your child’s sealants and, if required, replace them.
Learn More About Dental Sealants in Fort Mill, SC
To experience our 5-star-rated dental care, schedule your Culp Dental New Patient Assessment today by calling 803-887-2457 or by clicking here to use our convenient online request form. Your appointment will include the following:
- A discussion about your goals and concerns
- A thorough exam and oral cancer screening
- Digital X-rays
- The development of a custom treatment plan
During your appointment, we will take the time to answer your questions about our treatments, our dental office, our flexible payment options, and anything else you may want to know about us. We look forward to meeting you!
As one of the premier dental practices in Rock Hill, SC, our dentist and team at Culp Dental also provide 5-star dental care to patients from Fort Mill, York, Chester, Clover, Lake Wylie & Lancaster, SC & the surrounding areas.