Dental Sealants

Dental Sealants Dentist Holland, MITooth decay is the most common childhood chronic disease in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

If your child has deep grooves and pits on the chewing surfaces of their molars (back teeth), our Holland dentist may recommend dental sealants. Dental sealants prevent childhood cavities by sealing the chewing surfaces of molars.

However, dental sealants for adults are also a possibility if you are at high risk for tooth decay. Our dentist will be able to go over the pros and cons of dental sealants so you can make an informed decision for your oral health.

How Dental Sealants Work

Like the name suggests, dental sealants seal the chewing surfaces of your molars so plaque and food particles can’t build up inside crevices to decay teeth.

Since molars are used to grind up the food we eat, it only makes sense that these teeth would be vulnerable to cavities. However, patients who have grooves and pits on the chewing surfaces of their molars have an even higher risk for cavities, which is why our family dentist may recommend dental sealants.

Dental Sealant Procedure

The dental sealants procedure takes one trip to our office.

First, our dentist will use an acid solution to roughen the chewing surfaces of your molars. That way, the sealant will be able to create a strong connection to your teeth.

Next, the dentist will paint the sealant directly onto your teeth where it will bond and harden. If you maintain a healthy oral hygiene routine, you can expect your tooth sealants to last up to 10 years.

Request an Appointment

Our Holland, MI, family dentist is dedicated to helping you achieve good oral health by offering dental sealants and other preventative dentistry services. If you are interested in learning if you or your child would benefit from dental sealants, call Macatawa Smiles at (616) 396-7524, or contact us online to request an appointment.

COVID-19 UPDATE FROM DR. HABECKER AND HIS TEAM

Dear Patient Family,

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a difficult time for all of us. Many of you have been forced to wait for dental care and we appreciate your understanding while we kept our office closed to follow orders from the Governor's Office.

We are happy to say that we are opening our office for all patient treatment on June 1st, 2020. Our hours of operation will go back to normal, Monday-Thursday 8am - 5pm. We want you to know that there will be some changes at your next appointment. Please be patient with us as our protocols will inevitably change as new guidelines are released.

  • We ask that you use our parking lot as the waiting room.
  • Please wear a mask when you come into the office and leave it on until entering the treatment room. Homemade is acceptable.
  • Only the person receiving treatment should come in the building, all others will be asked to wait in the car if at all possible. The exception will be for our minor patients who may have one parent accompany them.
  • We will be asking you some questions when you arrive at the office and we will also be taking your temperature.
  • We will not be able to offer magazines, drinks, or toys at this time as they cannot be disinfected to our standards. Eventually this will change and we will be happy to offer our amenities once again.

These changes have been made to adhere to the latest CDC guidelines and for the benefit of our patients and our staff. We want you to know that our office has always taken the safety of our patients very seriously and that we will continue to follow the highest levels of sterilization and disinfection to keep you protected. If you would like more information on what measures we have taken we would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.

We cannot say how excited we are to see all of our patients again and to provide for their dental needs. We look forward to seeing all of your smiling faces soon!

Dr. Habecker and Team