Preventative Dentistry

Dental Sealants in Holyoke, MA

Protect Your Teeth With Dental Sealants

At Holyoke Mall Dental, we understand how essential your oral hygiene is to your overall health and confidence. Our team of dentists, like Dr. Chen, provides high-quality dental sealants to protect your family’s oral health, so you’ll have a dazzling smile for years to come. Dental sealants are one of the most effective methods of protecting your teeth from decay. They seal off your tooth, guarding it against bacteria and infections. 

What Are Dental Sealants?

Dental sealants have been an integral part of preventive dentistry for many years. They’re thin plastic coatings that are brushed onto your teeth’s surface for a protected layer. They protect your teeth from decay by eliminating the tiny, hard-to-clean spots in your teeth, making your teeth easier to clear all harmful bacteria from your teeth daily. 

Dental sealants work to prevent several potentially painful and costly oral health issues, such as:

  • Cavities
  • Tooth decay
  • Periodontal (gum) disease

The Benefits of Dental Sealants

  • Cavity Prevention— Dental sealants can help protect your teeth from food and plaque buildup, preventing up to 80 percent of cavities in the first two years. 
  • Quick, Painless Application — The application process is quick and painless, protecting your teeth up to nine years after the application.
  • Invisible — They’re completely clear to seamlessly blend in with your smile. 
  • Affordable — Because of their affordability, patients can easily access them. 
  • Save Money — Receiving this treatment can help prevent the need for more costly invasive treatments in the future.

A Non-Invasive Procedure

Many dentists use dental sealants due to their non-invasive nature. The procedure doesn’t require any surgery, sedation, or discomfort — we just brush a solution onto your teeth and let it harden to provide years of protection against cavities. 

Before your treatment, we’ll custom-create your sealant material to match the shade of your natural teeth. Then, one of our dentists will gently apply your personalized acrylic solution onto the surface of your teeth to seal any rough surfaces. 

Although we most commonly apply sealants to our patients’ molars or “back” teeth, this treatment works to create flat surfaces on any tooth.

Candidates for Dental Sealants

We apply dental sealants using an easy, non-invasive method, making them an ideal treatment for children. By simply brushing our tooth-colored solution on their teeth, we’ll protect your kids from cavities and other dental issues for many years to come. 

While sealants are a perfect solution for children, many of our adult patients can also benefit from this tried and true method of protecting your oral hygiene. Dental sealants can be customized for anyone and work perfectly to keep harmful bacteria away from the vulnerable surfaces of your teeth. 

There are very few health problems that block our patients from receiving this treatment. Ask your dentist about dental sealants during your routine oral health checkup. One of our dentists will examine your mouth and treat any underlying dental issues during this appointment, getting you on track toward dental sealants.

Frequently Asked Questions

Find Out Why Our Patients Choose Holyoke Mall Dental

Your family deserves health care that protects them from future dental pain and expenses. This customized treatment covers the rough surfaces of your teeth, blocking food and bacteria from getting trapped in hard-to-brush areas. You’ll feel confident that your at-home brushing and flossing habits are effective at preventing cavities.

Find out more about when you contact our office by calling (413) 538-7400 to schedule your consultation. Holyoke Mall Dental proudly serves patients across Hampden County, MA like Westfield, Southampton, and South Hadley, MA.