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Dental Sealants
in Murfreesboro, TN

Regular brushing and flossing remove leftover food particles, plaque, and other bacteria from the teeth. However, brushing and flossing aren’t always able to reach the crevices in the back teeth. When the back teeth are overlooked, tooth decay, plaque, and other buildup can cause unwanted dental issues. At Salem Creek Family Dental, we offer dental sealants to protect your smile. Getting dental sealants in Murfreesboro, TN, is quick and offers instant smile protection. Contact us today to schedule an appointment to learn more about dental sealants!

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What are dental sealants?

Dental sealants are thin, protective coatings applied to the chewing surfaces of molars and premolars to prevent cavities. They act as a barrier, preventing tartar, plaque, and bacteria from accumulating on the pits and grooves of a tooth. Dental sealants are a simple, quick and painless preventive measure that helps maintain oral health. While many patients think dental sealants for kids are the only treatment option, dental sealants are effective for both kids and adults!

Are dental sealants safe?

The American Dental Association highly recommends dental sealants for kids and adults. Dental sealants have been used for decades as a proven preventive measure against cavities. The dental sealant application process is non-invasive and involves little to no discomfort. While dental sealants for kids and adults are considered safe, Dr. Costello and our team will complete a thorough evaluation to ensure dental sealants are compatible with your oral and overall health.

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How long do dental sealants last?

Though the dental sealant process is quick, dental sealants can last for up to ten years! However, dental sealants must be regularly checked by Dr. Costello for wear or chipping. Avoiding sticky or hard foods can encourage the longevity of dental sealants, while routine dental checkups are essential to monitor their condition and your oral health. If necessary, dental sealants can be reapplied.

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