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.
At BlueStem 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.(913) 203-1031
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.
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Do You Accept Insurance?
Yes, our office is in-network with most major dental insurance providers. Please ask our office manager during your visit for a full list of providers. Our team will work with you to maximize your benefits. We also offer financing through CareCredit, as well as our convenient in-house financing plan. If special arrangements are needed, please talk to our office manager prior to receiving service.
Do You Accept Walk-ins and Emergency Appointments?
Yes, we do. BlueStem Dental accepts walk-ins as scheduling permits. We also offer emergency appointments and will do everything we can to schedule your visit on the same-day. No matter your needs, our team will do everything we can to give you the prompt, professional dental care you and your family deserve.