Our dentist may recommend a sealant to protect our patients’ smiles from decay. Some patients have teeth with naturally deep grooves that can be difficult to clean properly on their own, which can cause bacteria and debris to build up and cause decay.
A dental sealant is made of a clear or tooth-colored resin material, which is applied directly onto the chewing surfaces of your teeth. The sealant blocks out decay and creates a surface to your tooth that is simple to clean with normal brushing.
Dental sealants are usually recommended for children, as their developing smiles can be sensitive to decay and damage. They are often recommended for permanent molars as soon as they grow in, which usually occurs between the ages of 6 and 12. We may also recommend dental sealants for adults with teeth that are vulnerable and are prone to decay, or for patients who have struggled with tooth decay.
Dental sealants are simple to apply, and they can be placed in just one short visit to our office! Sealants are an easy solution for preventing decay and keeping your smile healthy. To learn more about dental sealants and how they can improve the health of your smile, we invite you to call or visit our office today to schedule an appointment.