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Do you want a strong and healthy smile? If so, our dentist, Dr. Alexander Zubkov, encourages you to consider protecting your teeth with dental sealants. Dental sealants are thin, plastic barriers that are painted onto the teeth and hardened. They are typically used for the back molars because they are tougher to clean. The sealant shields the tooth from bacteria, acid, and other harmful substances that threaten to damage the teeth.

Typically, children are the most common patients to benefit from dental sealants. This is because the treatment protects their teeth and helps them have a strong smile while they learn about oral hygiene and smile care. However, adults can also benefit from sealants as long as they have healthy teeth and no dental fillings.

The sealant process is simple and easy and can be provided within one appointment at our office. Your dentist will deeply clean the tooth as well as roughen the surface a little bit. Roughening the surface helps the sealant bond to the tooth. Then, your dentist will apply the liquid sealant onto the tooth by painting it over the surface. Next, he will harden the sealant over the tooth.

If you have any questions or if you would like to know more about dental sealants in Enfield, Connecticut, please contact Associates in Dentistry at 860-745-2712 when you have the chance. Our dental team is more than happy to help you in any way we can, and we look forward to your phone call!