Dental Sealants Can Often Be Applied at the End of Your Regular Dental Exam

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Your bi-annual dental exam and cleaning at E. Morgan Scheiber & Associates is designed to address the wide range of factors needed to maintain good oral health. It starts with a thorough dental cleaning with one of our friendly and highly skilled dental hygienists. They will use professional tools and techniques to thoroughly clean away any bacterial plaque buildup and hardened tartar.

Then Dr. E. Morgan Scheiber will perform a thorough examination of your mouth to monitor the health of your teeth, gums, and other oral tissues. If he happens to find signs of stuck-on plaque and food matter on the biting surfaces of your molars and premolars, he might recommend having dental sealants applied.

Having the sealants applied at the end of the appointment ensures that the occlusal tooth enamel is perfectly clean of any bacteria and food particles. Your dentist will carefully paint a special dental resin onto the biting surfaces of your molars and premolars. A special dental-grade ultraviolet light will then be used to cure the dental sealants.

This will create a durable, protective barrier that prevents stray food particles and bacterial matter from adhering to the healthy tooth enamel. With good oral hygiene habits, the dental sealants can last for many years. They will not be easily worn away by twice-daily brushing.

If you live in the Plymouth, Massachusetts, area and you have any oral health concerns, you should call 508-746-4033 to schedule a dental exam at E. Morgan Scheiber & Associates.