Our dentist may recommend a dental sealant as a preventive dental procedure to keep your teeth free from deterioration. This sealant is applied to the chewing surface of your teeth and is usually constructed of a clear or tooth-colored resin substance. The sealant works to prevent cavities by forming a barrier against the germs and food particles that cause tooth decay. Additionally, it creates a smooth layer over the tooth surface’s natural pits and grooves, which makes brushing regularly easier to maintain good dental hygiene.
Children are the ones for whom dental sealants are most frequently advised, particularly for their permanent molars, which erupt between the ages of 6 and 12. In some circumstances, adult patients with teeth that are prone to decay or who have a history of decay may potentially benefit from dental sealants. Dental sealants can be applied in a single visit to our office, and the procedure is quick and comfortable.
Sealants can be a valuable tool for keeping your smile healthy and preventing tooth decay. Please contact or stop by our office to learn more about dental sealants and how our team can assist you in maintaining good oral health.
In addition to providing smile makeovers to residents of Sterling and the surrounding areas, we also provide the following family dentistry services in Sterling: bruxism, cleanings & exams, digital x-rays, home care, oral cancer screening, oral surgery, and sedation dentistry.