smiles on randolph - general dentistry - crown point, IN

sealants & fluoride

Flossing is the best way to prevent cavities, but dental sealants and fluoride treatments can protect your teeth from cavities and tooth decay too. Although typically recommended for children, dental sealants and fluoride treatments can also benefit adults. At Smiles on Randolph in Crown Point, we will help you maintain healthy teeth for a lifetime. 

Sealants & Fluoride at Smiles on Randolph

fluoride treatment

It is recommended for children that fluoride treatments are added to their teeth at least once per year. The fluoride treatment we use at Smiles on Randolph is more effective than store-bought because it is administered by the medical professionals in our office. A fluoride treatment only takes a few minutes to apply at the end of your teeth cleaning but can have long lasting effects. We will ask that the patient avoids eating or drinking for 30 minutes after treatment for maximum results and benefits. If you suffer from weak enamel or tooth sensitivity, fluoride treatment can help you restore your smile and protect your teeth.

Sealants & Fluoride at Smiles on Randolph

the dental sealant application

Whether you have a healthy mouth or you have some cavities, sealants can be beneficial for you. Sealants include a thin layer of material that is applied on the chewing surfaces of the teeth, which keeps bacteria from forming in deep grooves. Any back teeth that are free of decay are usually ideal candidates for sealants. A sealant placed over these teeth can reduce the chances of cavities by over 80%, according to the Centers for Disease Control. This will help prevent food from getting lodged in those grooves as well.

Dental sealants are applied by your dental team at a routine appointment. The team at Smiles on Randolph will carefully clean and dry the tooth and then apply a mild acidic gel to the tooth to make the surface a little rough for the strongest bond. Your dentist will rinse the gel off after a few seconds, dry the tooth again and then press and apply sealant into the grooves of the tooth. Once the sealant is applied to the tooth, your dentist will harden the sealant using a blue light. Your bite should still feel natural and comfortable when it’s done.

Are sealants & fluoride right for me?

Do your teeth have sensitivity to hot and cold?

Do you experience sensitivity to sweets?

Do you want to do more to protect your mouth?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, you may be a candidate for dental sealants or a fluoride treatment at Smiles on Randolph. Contact us today to learn more!

Sealants & Fluoride at Smiles on Randolph

benefits of sealants and fluoride

Sealants & Fluoride at Smiles on Randolph
  • Sealants are more cost-effective than fillings 
  • Fluoride is safe when applied topically
  • Both treatments can reduce likelihood of decay 
  • Preventative measures help improve oral health

for you

If I don't have cavities do I need sealants or fluoride?

Is fluoride safe for me?

What is the cost of both sealants and fluoride?

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Sealants and fluoride are low-cost preventive measures you can take to ensure a long, healthy life for your teeth.  Call our team at Smiles on Randolph to start your dental journey, and learn more about your future smile today!