Our team is committed to providing excellent preventive dentistry, and dental sealants are one of the most effective preventive treatments we offer. Sealants are made from sturdy resin materials designed to match the appearance of teeth. They are applied to the chewing surfaces of teeth to protect vulnerable areas from decay. The smooth surface keeps food particles and bacteria out and helps improve the ease of oral hygiene.
Dental sealants are most effective on children, whose teeth are more prone to decay and who often struggle to brush effectively. Sealants are often recommended for permanent molars as soon as they erupt, typically between age 6 and 12. However, adults can also benefit from sealants, particularly if their teeth are more vulnerable.
Sealants are applied in a quick, comfortable office visit, and require no recovery time or special care. If your child’s sealants come off prematurely, they can easily be reapplied. To learn more about this powerful preventive tool, we invite you to contact our friendly team today.