Sealants

Hagerstown, MD Dentist

Sealants are highly effective in preventing tooth decay and cavities on your molars and premolars. These areas are the most susceptible to cavities due to the anatomized grooves.

Typically, children get sealants on their permanent molars and premolars as soon as these teeth come in. These sealants can protect the teeth through the cavity-prone years of ages 6 to 14. However, adults without decay or fillings in their molars can also benefit from sealants.

The process of applying sealants is easy and fast. The application steps are as follows:

  1. We thoroughly clean the teeth
  2. The teeth are dried
  3. A liquid solution is put on the chewing surfaces of the teeth
  4. The solution is cured using a special curing light

Sealants act as a barrier and protect the enamel from plaque and acids. They may last for several years before a reapplication is needed. As long as the sealant remains intact, the tooth surface will be protected from decay.

Sealants are not a substitute for brushing your teeth. It is important to maintain proper oral hygiene and keep up with professional dental cleanings. Also, sealants do not protect between the teeth, so it is essential to continue to floss daily.

For more information or to request an appointment, contact us.

Circle Line Bottom

Latest Hagerstown, MD NEWS

Take care of teeth during pandemic

How to take care of your teeth during the COVID-19 pandemic

APRIL 1, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Fountainhead Dentistry has chosen to proactively close our office to all appointments, other than emergencies. We are committed to protecting our patients and community…

COVID-19 Pandemic Update 03/23/20

MARCH 23, 2020

To all of our valued patients, As many of you know, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have temporarily closed our office hours from 3/16/20 until 4/10/20. We are currently assessing the need to clo…

Contact OUR HAGERSTOWN OFFICE

Hagerstown, MD Dentist
18638 Crestwood Drive, Hagerstown, MD 21742
(301) 797-6950