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Cleanings & Prevention
Sealants

Sealants product is applied to the top of each tooth to prevent tooth decay from developing. They can prevent a stained area on teeth from developing into a cavity. These can work very effectively with children, teenagers, and adults. There is a fee per tooth. Since this is considered a preventive measure, the costs may or may not be covered by your insurance. Our office manager will be able to let you know what your coverage is for this service. Sealants are very cost effective and can work best when the patient avoids chewing on hard items like ice, hard candy, or corn nuts, etc. Any hard or crunchy food can crack or chip the sealant off the chewing surface of a tooth. Dr. Churchill can review the pros and cons of sealants with you so you can make the best choice for your needs. In general, sealants are more cost effective than the cost of fillings as long as a patient cares for them properly. If sealants are cared for properly they can last for a long time until a child matures and is better able to care properly for their own teeth.