Dental Sealants are simply a white material that we paint into the grooves of permanent teeth, which seal them to help prevent cavities. Sealants are quick and easy to place, with no numbing agent needed.
how does it work?
Sealants protect the depressions and grooves of your teeth from food particles and plaque that brushing and flossing can’t reach. Easy to apply, sealants take only a few minutes to seal each tooth. Sealants hold up well under the force of normal chewing and can last several years before a reapplication is needed.
WHY DO WE RECOMMEND SEALANTS?
When new molars come into the mouth, they often have very deep and rigid grooves that get cavities in them quickly. If we can get a sealant on them as soon as they are in the mouth, we can help prevent a cavity and help your child avoid a filling.
are dental sealants only for adults?
Tooth sealants are an option for all ages. Many dental professionals recommend sealants for children and teens because tooth decay in the pits and fissures of the teeth can begin early in life. Additionally, a dental sealant may prevent a tooth cavity in an adult’s mouth too.
Kids sealants are a thin coating placed over the biting surface of a child’s molars to protect them from decay. The sealants are a quick and easy choice to greatly reduce your child’s risk of cavities. They are simple and don’t require the use of numbing agents like dental fillings do.
Sealants are white or clear in color, making them virtually invisible when talking, smiling, or eating.
Sealants are a great way to help avoid the need for fillings as a child or as an adult.