dental sealant informationThe easiest way to protect and rebuild a slight dental issue is with dental sealant. Let’s take a look at how dental sealants can be used to improve a smile.

We all know that the first thing someone notices about you upon meeting is your smile. Some are good, some are flawed, but it is the first thing the eye generally notices. And taking care of them is very important if we want to maintain them. The problem lies when we don’t look after our smile enough.

When we become lax on our daily dental hygiene, our grins will likely develop dental issues like tooth decay, cavities, or something else that may result in pain and infection. However, there is a solution to fight against this – dental sealants.

A highly effective option to help prevent cavities, dental sealant is a thin plastic film painted on the chewing surface of teeth that typically lasts as long as 5 to 10 years. And if you are worried about the pain factor, top. The process is short and easy. After the tooth is cleaned, a special gel is placed on the chewing surface, washed off and dried. Then, the sealant is painted on the tooth. The dentist or dental hygienist also may shine a light on the tooth to help harden the sealant. It takes about a minute for the sealant to form a protective shield. Sealants can be checked at your regular dental appointment and can be reapplied if they are no longer in place.

Decay damages teeth permanently. Sealants protect them. Not only will sealants prevent many future dental issues from occurring, but they also save time and money associated with dental fillings. Dental sealants have been proven a safe and cost-efficient dental procedure for patients prone to cavities.

If you have questions or concerns about dental sealants, make an appointment today with Dr. Farless at 336-282-2868 or visit our website at

Dr. Farless DDS proudly serves Greensboro, Brown Summit, Jamestown, High Point, McLeansville, Summerfield and all surrounding areas.