Sealants – Union Street


Kimbery Goodell
September 23, 2023

I had a great dental visit. I had worked for a dentist office for 3 years and was very particular when I choose a new office for my family. I heard great things about Dr. Wright and Brittney had been our hygienist years before. Both my visits went very well. Dr. Wright is very personable. Her assistant Tina was very friendly and so was the whole office. They were very helpful when given me info on what I would owe. Dr. Wright fixed an issue for me that I had for years and didn’t think could be fixed. I highly recommend them.

Adam Severy
February 13, 2023

This is a wonderful family friendly dentist office! The staff is incredibly kind and my children actually enjoy coming here!

Patricia Whittemore
February 6, 2023

The staff is always so caring and friendly. So glad I switched my son to this place!

Kevin McDonnell
January 30, 2023

Dental Offices Terrified me….Until I became one of Dr.Frank D’Auria’s first patients (long before “The Center for Dental Health” was established) and grieve his and his staff’s departure. They were a great crew. I’m feeling truly blessed by the seamless transition Dr. Kelly Wright has accomplished. I am not one who is comfortable with change or meeting new people, but everyone in this office is welcoming, friendly, helpful, competent, professional and just plain nice. What can I say other than Thank You.

John Murphy
December 28, 2022

My appointment was on time and the person that cleaned my teeth did a great job. Thank you to everyone involved.. Happy New Year!

Bill Reuther
December 14, 2022


Sealants: Shielding Smiles Against Dental Decay

Preserving Your Teeth’s Brilliance, One Seal at a Time

As we journey through life, our teeth face numerous challenges – from consuming sugary treats to battling the forces of dental decay. Maintaining a healthy smile requires a combination of diligent oral hygiene practices and preventive measures. One such preventive technique that has proven to be highly effective is dental sealants. At Union Street Dental, we believe in the power of sealants to shield smiles and keep dental problems at bay.

What are Dental Sealants?

Dental sealants are thin, protective coatings applied to the chewing surfaces of molars and premolars. These back teeth have intricate grooves and fissures that can be difficult to clean thoroughly with regular brushing. As a result, they become prime targets for plaque and bacteria, making them more susceptible to decay.

Sealants act as a barrier, sealing off these vulnerable areas and creating a smooth, easy-to-clean surface. By doing so, they provide an extra layer of defense against cavity-causing agents, helping to keep teeth healthier and reducing the risk of dental issues in the future.

The Process of Sealant Application

Applying dental sealants is a quick, painless, and non-invasive procedure. It can often be completed during a routine dental check-up without the need for anesthesia. Here’s what you can expect during the process:

  • Cleaning the Teeth: The dental professional thoroughly cleans the teeth to ensure they are free from any debris or plaque.
  • Preparation: The teeth receiving the sealants are dried and isolated to keep them moisture-free, ensuring the sealant adheres properly.
  • Application: The sealant material, which is usually a flowable resin, is carefully painted onto the chewing surfaces of the molars and premolars.
  • Curing: A special curing light is used to harden the sealant, creating a strong bond with the tooth surface.
  • Evaluation: The dentist will check the sealants to ensure they have formed a smooth, solid coating on the teeth.

Benefits of Dental Sealants

Dental sealants offer numerous advantages, making them a valuable investment in maintaining oral health:

Cavity Prevention: Sealants act as a physical barrier, preventing food particles, plaque, and bacteria from settling in the crevices of the teeth and causing cavities.

Long-lasting Protection: With proper oral care and regular check-ups, dental sealants can last for several years, providing extended protection against decay.

Non-Invasive: The process of applying sealants is painless and requires no drilling or removal of tooth structure.

Cost-effective: Preventing cavities through sealants is more cost-effective than treating dental decay and its potential complications later on.

Suitable for All Ages: While sealants are often applied during childhood, they can also be beneficial for adults who are at risk of developing cavities.

Boosts Confidence: Sealants give you peace of mind, knowing your teeth have an added layer of protection against decay, allowing you to smile confidently.

Caring for Sealants

To maximize the longevity and effectiveness of dental sealants, it is essential to maintain good oral hygiene practices:

  • Brushing: Continue to brush your teeth twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste.
  • Flossing: Regular flossing helps keep areas between teeth clean and free from plaque buildup.
  • Dental Check-ups: Attend regular dental check-ups and cleanings to monitor the condition of your sealants and overall oral health.

Prevention is the cornerstone of excellent oral health, and dental sealants offer an easy and effective way to protect your teeth from cavities and decay. At Union Street Dental, we prioritize your dental well-being and strive to provide you with the best preventive care options, including dental sealants. Let us help safeguard your smile’s brilliance and maintain your oral health for years to come. Schedule an appointment with our experienced dental team and take the first step towards preserving your pearly whites with the power of dental sealants.

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