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Dental Sealants in Pembroke Pines FL are an Effective and Affordable Way of Preventing Cavities in Kids

Tooth decay is an issue for children and adults alike. It can lead to painful complications and expensive procedures. However, Dr. Milton Ruiz offers a powerful line of defense for patients of all ages, protecting your teeth from the development of cavities or decay.

Dental sealants are an effective solution for those with delicate enamel or who could use a little help with their oral care routine. Dr. Ruiz is specially trained in the application of dental sealants, and he is available to patients of all ages in the Pembroke Pines area looking to stop tooth decay before it starts.

The phrase “dental sealants” refers to a variety of thin coatings (made from plastic or other dental materials) painted over the active chewing surfaces of your teeth. These coatings form a protective shield over your teeth, preventing plaque from developing or decay from doing long-term damage.

Low-Cost Sealants are Proven to Reduce Decay in Kids and Adults

Sealants have been proven to reduce decay in molars by up to 80%. This reduction benefits not only you or your child’s oral health, but it’s also a low-cost alternative to more complicated procedures such as cavities or crowns.

The application of dental sealants is a quick and easy process, completed in a single visit. For you or your kid, it amounts to a few minutes in the chair while your dentist paints the sealant over your teeth then dries it with a special blue light. After that, you or your kid will be better suited to prevent tooth decay than ever before.

Sealants are a safe and healthy treatment, with no known side effects, and they can last several years before needing to be reapplied. Maintenance of your sealant is the same as a natural tooth, and Dr. Ruiz will check your sealant at each cleaning to ensure it remains effective and undamaged.

To assess if dental sealants are right for you or your kid, patients in the Pembroke Pines area should call Pines Dental Associates today to consult  with Dr. Ruiz. New patients can schedule an appointment at (954) 715-4660.


What are dental sealants?

Thin coatings that can protect back teeth (molars) from decay and cavities for many years when painted on the chewing surfaces of these teeth. Sealants cover the chewing surfaces with a protective shield, blocking germs and food from becoming active on the teeth.

Which is better, sealants or fillings? 

Sealants are a quick, easy, and painless method to protect teeth from cavities. They are also less expensive and easier to apply than fillings. A cavity-free tooth is healthier and stronger than a tooth with a filling or untreated decay. 

Should I ask the dentist for sealants for my child? 

Yes. Sealants are an effective though underutilized protective mechanism against cavities, one of the most common and damaging dental conditions among children and teens. If not treated, cavities can cause pain, infections, and eating, speaking, and learning difficulties. Get sealants for your kids after their permanent molars have erupted (around age 6 for the first molars and age 12 for the second).

How long do sealants last? 

They may last for over nine to 10 years after placement. However, they may fall off, so have them checked during dental visits. They can be easily replaced. Missing sealants make teeth vulnerable to cavities.

Is the sealant procedure painful? 

No, it involves cleaning the tooth, placing a gel on the chewing surface for a few seconds, rinsing and drying the tooth, painting the sealant on the tooth, and shining a light on the tooth to help harden the sealant so that it forms a protective shield against cavities.

Dr. Milton Ruiz, Pines Dental Associates

Dr. Milton Ruiz believes everyone should be able to attain excellent oral health, and his mission is to provide the highest quality care at the most affordable cost to all his patients. Dr. Ruiz is a general dentist with over 25 years of expertise who graduated from Tufts Dental School in Boston.

Dr. Ruiz has completed over 500 hours of continuing education in his decades of practice to keep current on new technology and improvements in dentistry. He is skilled in all aspects of dentistry, including cosmetic dentistry, root canal therapy, sleep apnea therapy, orthodontics, Invisalign certification, Oral Conscious Sedation, and restorative dentistry. You can rely on him to make your dental visit as comfortable as possible.

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