There are parts of your mouth that are difficult to reach with a toothbrush, such as small cracks on your teeth. Without protection, these areas are highly susceptible to bacteria. That’s why we offer dental sealants as a safeguard against developing tooth decay and cavities.
What Are Dental Sealants?
Dental sealants are small resins made of plastic that harden and bond to the grooves on the surface of your teeth. This protects the grooves, making them more resistant plaque buildup. Dental sealants also make it easier to brush your teeth effectively.
How Sealants Work
Sealants are typically applied to children’s teeth after their permanent teeth have erupted. Patients at this age are more susceptible to cavities, but adults can also benefit from the extra protection you get with sealants. Your dentist can tell you if you or your child would be a good candidate for sealants.
Sealants typically last three to five years, though many adult patients have sealants from their childhood that are still functioning. Dental sealants can only protect you from cavities and tooth decay if they’re fully intact, so schedule an appointment right away if your sealants come off.
Visit Kenton Dental Care for Sealants
If you want to protect your teeth or your child’s teeth from decay, contact our office and schedule a consultation today. We’ll thoroughly examine your teeth and decide if sealants are the best course of treatment for you.