Dental sealants are a safe and effective way to protect the biting surfaces of your back teeth from decay. This simple dental procedure involves applying a tooth-colored acrylic coating to the deep grooves of your molars and premolars. This protective barrier effectively seals these vulnerable areas and prevents harmful bacteria and acids from damaging your enamel.
By blocking out food particles and plaque, sealants provide an extra layer of protection that brushing and flossing alone cannot provide. This preventative measure is particularly beneficial for children and teenagers, as their newly erupted teeth are more susceptible to decay.
The application of sealants is quick and painless, taking only a few minutes to apply to each tooth. Once applied, sealants can last several years before they need to be reapplied. They hold up well under the pressure of normal chewing and can significantly reduce the risk of cavities in the protected teeth.
If you have any questions about whether dental sealants are right for you or your family, please don't hesitate to call our office. Our experienced dental professionals can help you make an informed decision about this preventative treatment and any other dental services that may benefit your oral health.