To provide you or your family with extra protection against decay, Dr. Piero may recommend dental sealants. Dental sealants help keep plaque and food particles out of the crevices your back teeth. Think of them as an invisible shield protecting the tooth’s chewing surface.
Dental sealants act as a shield.
Sealants prevent decay.
A dental sealant is a preventative measure designed to protect your teeth from decay. It is a resin material, tooth-colored or clear, that is applied to the chewing surface of the tooth. Protecting the tooth from bacteria and other debris, which typically cause tooth decay, the sealant stops cavities before they start. The dental sealants form a smooth surface on top of the natural tooth grooves, which makes it easier to effectively clean the teeth during daily brushing.
Patients and Sealants
The most common patients receiving dental sealants are children, typically on their permanent molars once they have grown in, which usually occurs between the ages of 6 and 12. We may also recommend sealants for adult patients whose teeth are prone to decay, have suffered past decay, or haven’t been adequately restored. We apply dental sealants in a simple, single visit to our practice. Sealants are one of the best tools for preventing decay and keeping your smile healthy.
To learn more and to schedule a visit with the best dentist in Holland, MI, contact our dental office today.