Your back teeth, called your molars and premolars are designed to help you chew you food. However, their design allows them to trap bacteria and food debris that you might not be able to remove with your toothbrush. Our dentists can use dental sealants to protect those teeth from harmful substances. If you are interested in dental sealants for yourself or your child, call us today.
A sealant is a preventive dental treatment that our [dr_type] may recommend to protect patients’ teeth from decay. A dental sealant is made of a clear or tooth-colored resin material, which is painted onto the chewing surface of teeth. By blocking out the bacteria and food debris that lead to tooth decay, the sealant prevents decay and cavities. The dental sealant forms a smooth coating over the natural pits and grooves of the tooth surface, which also makes it easier to effectively clean teeth with normal brushing.
Dental sealants are most often recommended for children. Our [dr_type] frequently recommends sealants for the permanent molars as soon as they come in, usually between the ages of 6 and 12 years. We may also recommend dental sealants for adult patients whose teeth are prone to decay or have not been restored or suffered from decay in the past. We can apply dental sealants in just one short, comfortable visit to our practice.
Sealants can be a powerful tool in preventing decay and keeping your smile healthy. To learn more about dental sealants and how we can keep your smile in good health, we welcome you to call or visit our office today.