Athens Dentist | Athens dental care | OH | Sealants

Athens Dental Arts

740.593.8530

Tim LaVelle, DDS

Beth Welsh, DDS

Seth Cooper, DDS

207 Columbus Road
Athens, Ohio 45701

Sealants
 

Sealants are a great way to protect against tooth decay and cavities on your back teeth (molars). These are the teeth that are most vulnerable to cavities and decay because they are used in the chewing process, and are the most difficult to reach and clean. Molars first come in at around 5-7 years of age, with a second set coming in between the ages of 11-14. It is best to have a sealant placed when the molars first come in to ensure they are protected early.

To place a sealant an adhesive is first applied to the teeth. The sealant is then placed over the adhesive as a liquid, as if it is painted right onto the tooth. The liquid then hardens and creates a barrier between your tooth and any plaque, food particles, and bacteria. Sealants last for about 10 years and can be reapplied if necessary.

 
 
 
Athens dentists, Dr. Seth Cooper, Dr. Tim LaVelle & Dr. Beth Welsh provide Dental Implants, Sedation Dentist, Wisdom Tooth Extractions, Same Day Dental Emergency, Childrens Dentist, Dental Cleanings, Partial Dentures to the following locations: Nelsonville, OH, Logan, OH, Albany, OH, Pomeroy, OH. Nelsonville, OH Dentists providing excellent dentistry including Dental Implants, Sedation Dentist, Wisdom Tooth Extractions, Same Day Dental Emergency, Childrens Dentist, Dental Cleanings, Partial Dentures in Athens, Nelsonville, OH, Logan, OH, Albany, OH, Pomeroy, OH, Ohio.