Dental Sealants 101

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When children are young, their molars have deep grooves and pits making it difficult for even a tooth brush bristle to reach into those areas and clean. Consequently, these young teeth are at higher risk for cavities. For this reason, dental sealants have become the popular first line of defense in protecting children’s from tooth-decay.

Dental sealants are thin coatings that are applied to the surfaces of your back teeth in order to prevent them from tooth-decay. Sealants are hard to see and are not usually visible by others. However, dental sealants can last as long 5 to 10 years protecting your children’s teeth from severe damage and gum disease.

Dental sealants are applied after your teeth are cleaned. The dental sealant is easily painted over the tooth and hardens as it dries. This sealant acts as a shield against bacteria and cavities.

With dental sealants preventing dental problems, you can keep your child’s smile in happy shape for years to come!

If you still have any questions, please call our office at 360-876-0445 today, so we can better assist you! We want you to feel comfortable and assured when it comes to your dental care. So, call us today and make an appointment. Let us help you keep a healthy smile for years to come!