Sealants in
Overland Park, KS

Even with good oral hygiene, sometimes you may need help to keep your teeth cavity-free. Dental sealants protect against tooth decay and are recommended for most children and some adults. For sealants in Overland Park, call our office today.

Sealants in Overland Park, KS

At Haake Family Dental, we believe in helping all our patients enjoy healthy smiles. That’s why we offer dental sealants. Our dental team recommends sealants for children to help protect their teeth against cavity-causing bacteria. You can learn more about the benefits of dental sealants by calling our office to schedule an appointment.

What are Dental Sealants?

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 naturally occurring grooves in the surfaces of the enamel. Food particles and bacteria can get stuck in these hard-to-reach grooves, causing decay over time. Even with good oral hygiene, it’s difficult to effectively clean these teeth with brushing and flossing alone.

Sealants act as a barrier and protect the enamel from plaque and acids. 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 six to 14. However, adults without decay or fillings in their molars can also benefit from sealants.

The process of applying sealants is easy, fast, and can be completed in just one visit. The application steps are as follows:

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

Once your sealant is cured, you can resume your normal eating and hygiene routines.

How Long Do Dental Sealants Last?

With proper care, your sealants can last up to ten years. 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.

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Lindy M.
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Lindy M.

I have been going to Dr. Haake for a really long time and have always had a really good experience. I always get really great dental hygienists and love that you can pick a Pandora station before they start. I will continue to refer and will be taking my little boys to see Dr. Haake once they are of age to go!
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Natalie R.

New to the area and needed a new dentist! They are in-network for my insurance, made me feel so comfortable and the knowledge of the staff was great. See ya in 6 months. ;)
Michael V.
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Michael V.

Excellent experience from walking in the door to leaving. I had a 10:50 appointment and at 10:50 I was in the chair. The staff and dentist do their best to make your visit a positive experience. Both Dr. Haake and Dr. Boydston made my 2 visits there a great experience.
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