Effective Treatment for Cavity Prevention
In York, South Carolina, our experienced dentist offers dental sealants as a simple, painless cavity prevention technique. Since young children and teenagers may be more susceptible to cavities in their formative years due to their lack of oral hygiene experience, we often recommend sealants for these age groups. Adults with teeth that are prone to cavities occasionally receive sealants as a preventative measure.
Why Are Dental Sealants Necessary?
Your molars, or the back teeth in your mouth, have many ridges that make them good for chewing. Over time, the ridges become deeper and narrower as they become worn down. In these hard-to-reach places, food and germs may nest and eventually become trapped. If left unattended, they will deteriorate and finally result in cavities.
Long-Lasting Care for Your Child’s Healthiest Smile
Culp Dental suggests sealants for kids and teenagers to help prevent food and bacteria from getting into such tiny spaces. The chewing surface of each tooth is “painted” with a thin plastic coating called a dental sealant. The resin creates a barrier after filling in the worn regions, creating a smoother surface for removing food and microorganisms. The operation only takes a few minutes for patients under the age of 18 and is frequently reimbursed by insurance.
This barrier that protects the tooth’s enamel can last up to 10 years with routine care and cleaning, but it will ultimately fall off. Dr. Culp will check your child’s sealants at every regular appointment and replace them if necessary.
Learn More About Dental Sealants in York, 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.