Posted on 11/2/2019 by Gallatin Valley Pediatric Dentistry
What are sealants? A sealant is a white flowable material painted into the deep grooves of the chewing surfaces of the molars. Sealants are used to prevent food, plaque and bacteria from seeping into the deep grooves in the teeth, helping to prevent cavities from forming.
What is the process of placing sealants? The treatment is quick and comfortable! The tooth is first thoroughly cleansed and dried. The sealant material is brushed into the deep grooves and hardened with the use of a blue curing light. Your child will be able to eat immediately following the procedure with no need for numbing.
How long will the sealants last? With good dietary and hygiene practices, sealants will last many years and protect your child’s teeth during the most vulnerable cavity-prone time. We will monitor your child’s sealants at every check-up visit to make sure they are intact and repair them as necessary.
What type of sealant material is used? We use a superior sealant material, UltraSeal XT Hydro, manufactured by Ultradent Products Inc. (www.ultradent.com)
Are there any risks associated with sealants? There are virtually no risks associated with sealants. UltraSeal XT Hydro does not contain Bisphenol-A (BPA) or its chemical cousin bisphenol-a dimethacrylate (BPA-DMA).