What Are Sealants

What are Sealants?

A sealant is a protective covering that can be applied to the biting surfaces of your back teeth. They are beneficial in preventing tooth decay, as well as deep staining. While sealants are most often applied to baby teeth on pediatric patients, they can be just as beneficial for adults. These sealants can easily last for about one to three years without requiring any special care.

Why are Sealants needed?

Sealants form a protective barrier between your tooth and any of the plaque and bacteria in your mouth. Because sealants are protective in nature, they help to prevent the need for fillings, root canals, and full extractions if tooth decay causes a cavity. You might need sealants if you are prone to decay or if you’re simply looking for a way to protect your teeth further. They are totally clear, so no one will even know you have them on your teeth but you and the dental team.

Who is a candidate for Sealants?

Virtually every patient is a good candidate for dental sealants. These sealants are only applied to the back teeth, so it’s not an excuse to give up brushing and flossing each day. We can examine your teeth to find out if sealants are right for you. If you’re a parent or guardian of a child, you may want to consider sealants as a way to protect your child’s teeth and prevent cavities.

What happens during the procedure for Sealants?

Sealants are easy to place and require absolutely no anesthetic. We first clean and dry the teeth. The liquid sealant mixture is applied to the back teeth on just the chewing surfaces. Once applied, the sealant is hardened into place so that it doesn’t wash away or fall out of place. Most sealants can last for about one to three years, and the length of time it takes for the sealant to wear away depends on your dental hygiene habits and lifestyle. We can reapply the sealant as often as needed to keep your teeth protected.

If you think you might need sealants, or want to learn more about this option, call us today and we will be happy to further assist you.

Who Is A Candidate For Sealants


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Sleep Apnea Treatment

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Amin Salvi Dental
Is Now Open!

The last few months have been challenging for all of us. We have missed seeing you, chatting with you, sharing stories with you and laughing with you. We are SO excited to finally be able to invite you back to our office!

As you already know, Amin Salvi Dental does not cut corners on safety and technology. We have always prided ourselves in exceeding the recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for infection control measures. During this closure, we decided to go above and beyond that by adding further safety measures, which have been outlined below. The comfort and safety of our patients, of our team members, and of our own families remain our top priority.

  • All essential paperwork (including a COVID-19 screening form) along with financial agreements are to be done prior to your appointment. We will be texting and emailing the links for the forms to be filled out at home or on your mobile device. If you have a fever, cough, shortness of breath or feel ill, please reschedule your appointment and call your physician.
  • When you arrive for your appointment, please wait in the car and text or call the office. We will inform you when to enter the office so we can maintain social distancing protocols
  • When entering the office, it is mandatory to wear a mask or face covering. Although county guidelines are not as strict, we maintain this requirement for the safety of everyone. Due to a worldwide shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) we cannot provide masks. Should you require one, we will charge you $1 for the mask.
  • Patients must arrive to their appointment alone without family/friends. A single guardian will be allowed for minors, elderly and those with special needs or requirements.
  • We will be taking your temperature when arriving to our office and recording this in your records.

Here are a few additional things we are doing to keep everyone safe and healthy:

  • We have installed air purification systems in the main operatories
  • We have installed sneeze guards at the check-in and check-out areas. We request that when you are required to talk to the front desk administration, you stand behind those.
  • Before appointments, we will use a medical peroxide pre-rinse which has been proven to help kill virus particles

We will have new scheduling guidelines

You will be hearing from us shortly as we are rescheduling routine hygiene and treatment for everyone. As you can imagine, we have a large backlog of cancelled appointments so we appreciate your patience through this process.

If you have any immediate concerns, we request not to call the office but text us at the office number or email us at

Due to the new protocols for physical distancing in the office, we may have limited availability of appointments. Due to this we require a minimum 48 hour notice to cancel or reschedule your appointment to avoid a cancellation fee. This allows other patients, who have been waiting, to be seen. Please be courteous to others.

For many procedures we will also be requiring a reservation fee in advance. This fee will be applied to your deductible or co-pay for the treatment and is not an additional fee of any kind.

We look forward to seeing all of you and catching up on the activities you have been doing to keep busy during this downtime!

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