Dental sealants are your best defense against cavities after regular brushing and flossing. Sometimes even the best brushing technique misses the nooks and crannies between teeth and on the surface of molars. Sealants provide a barrier against plaque and acids and enamel and have been shown to reduce decay in molars by up to 80 percent.
A proactive approach to fighting tooth decay, dental sealants are covered for children by most major insurance plans and are frequently requested by adults to help maintain the enamel on their teeth. This service is not limited to children. Adults can benefit from sealant procedures on permanent teeth.
Dental Sealants – What To Expect
Dental sealants are thin layers of plastic applied to the chewing surfaces of teeth. The plastic bonds with the tooth, providing a decay-resistant layer on top of the enamel. Sealants offer protection for up to 10 years, but we’ll check with every routine cleaning appointment to ensure it continues to protect your teeth. The procedure is typically quick and easy, and sealant appointments last just 20-30 minutes.
Ready to protect your and your children’s teeth? Book your sealant appointment today.