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Dental Sealants Ypsilanti, MI

Have you heard the old saying that offense is the best defense? This is a phrase that is particularly true when it comes to caring for your teeth. When your oral health is on the line, it is always better to prevent issues from forming than it is to go in and attempt to fix them once they have already settled into your teeth. Many patients, particularly those who have been away from the dentist for a while, will become too afraid to come in when they realize something is wrong. Do not do that!

A dental patient receives a dental sealant treatment.At Van Alstine Family Dentistry, our focus is on ensuring that your oral health is the best that it can be, period. We don’t judge you; we just take good care of your teeth! We offer sealants to our patients to help avoid problems from occurring.

What Are Dental Sealants?

You might wonder just what, exactly, a sealant is. Much as the name implies, dental sealants are coatings that are placed on the teeth to help avoid things like tooth decay. The process is so simple that sometimes you will even find sealants being applied in clinics or schools. The procedure is a painless one, as well as a fast one, and is a great way to help shield your teeth from damage and help keep them in great shape.

The Dental Sealant Process

To apply sealants, the tooth that will be receiving it is first cleaned thoroughly. It is then dried thoroughly to ensure that the sealant can adhere well to its surface. This is usually done by placing cotton around the perimeter of the tooth and is entirely painless. Next, a special solution will be painted onto your tooth to make the surface a bit rougher than normal, as this will help attract the sealant and lock it in place. The sealant in question will then be applied to your tooth. It is simply painted on, hardens in just a few seconds, and you can go on your way! It is a straightforward and simple process.

Are Dental Sealant Necessary?

In general, sealants are good preventative steps to take to the development of tooth decay that can cause things like cavities. They are not necessarily something that must be done to maintain good oral health, but rather are supplemental steps that can help you keep your teeth in good shape and free of infection and decay.

Who Are Dental Sealant For?

Children are the most common recipients of sealants. Because their teeth are still forming and children are usually still getting the hang of taking good care of them, they often receive sealants to help protect against decay that could damage them early. Young adults or teenagers who have teeth that seem to decay more than others might also want to look into having a sealant applied.

Schedule An Appointment

Do you have questions? We welcome your phone calls and invite you to join our dental family. We are here to assist you on, or to get started on your journey toward a healthy, confident smile at our dental practice in Ypsilanti, MI. For more information or to schedule an appointment, give us a call at (734) 480-8818 or fill out our online appointment request form.
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Location: 1900 Packard Rd Ypsilanti, MI 48197-1866
Call: (734) 480-8818


Here are a few helpful hints to ensure you arrive safely:
•  When using GPS to find us be sure to enter Ypsilanti, there is a 1900 Packard not too far from us in Ann Arbor as well.
•  Turn onto Kewanee Rd off of Packard Rd. Then turn left into the parking lot below our building. You can park anywhere.
•  The entrance to the building is on the south side (facing Packard Rd) on the same level as the parking lot.
•  Once you enter, walk to the top of the stairs and turn right. We are the first office you come to with the big glass door. Please come in and let the receptionist know you are here.
•  If you are unable to use the stairs, please call us and we will be happy to help you access the ramp into the building.

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