Dental Sealants at Hershey Family Dentistry

Dental sealants are a preventative treatment offered at Hershey Family Dentistry to protect teeth from decay, especially in children and adolescents. These thin coatings are applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth (molars and premolars), where most cavities in children are found. The sealants quickly bond into the depressions and grooves of the teeth, forming a protective shield over the enamel of each tooth.

The application of dental sealants is a straightforward and painless process. The teeth are thoroughly cleaned and dried before a gel is applied to the chewing surfaces to roughen them, which helps the sealant bond to the teeth. After a few seconds, the gel is rinsed off, and the teeth are dried again. The sealant is then painted onto the tooth enamel, where it hardens either naturally or with the help of a curing light.

Dental sealants are highly effective in preventing tooth decay. Studies have shown that they can reduce the risk of decay in molars by nearly 80%. They are particularly beneficial for children and teenagers, who are more prone to cavities, but adults can also benefit from sealants, especially if they have deep grooves or depressions in their teeth.

At Hershey Family Dentistry, the team emphasizes the importance of sealants as part of a comprehensive oral health care plan. Sealants are a cost-effective way to prevent cavities and the need for more extensive dental treatments in the future. They can last for several years before they need to be reapplied, but regular dental check-ups are essential to monitor their condition and ensure they remain intact.


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Dr. William Svitko, DMD
1036 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, PA  17033

Phone: 717-533-4202


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