What Are Tooth Sealants?
Dental sealants are thin plastic coatings that are applied to the grooves of the chewing surfaces of back teeth to protect them from tooth decay. Most tooth decay in children and teens occurs on these surfaces, so tooth sealants prevent decay by keeping germs and food out of these grooves. Sealants can last for 5–10 years with proper maintenance, making them a durable choice for tooth protection.
Dental Sealants Prevent Cavities in Children
We love recommending dental sealants to young children and teenagers because it can greatly aid them while their oral hygiene habits are still developing. A dental sealant can protect your child’s back molars from decay and cavities.
A dental sealant is an easy procedure for young patients to sit through and provides numerous benefits. Getting your child’s teeth sealed can save you money that might have been spent on dental fillings. Tooth sealants can decrease the time you spend at the dental office and increase your child’s positive feelings about his or her smile.
Am I a Candidate for Tooth Sealants?
If you are considering dental sealants, give us a call. We would be happy to talk to you about the ways that dental sealants might benefit your back teeth and whether or not dental sealants are right for you.
Patients with questions can find the answers they’re looking for when they visit our office. At our practice, we believe in preventative care and love to help patients maintain a healthy, beautiful smile.
Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Sealants
Here are answers to some of the most common questions we receive about tooth sealants:
Learn More by Calling St. Mary’s Dental Today!
To find out more about our dental sealants, get in touch with us at our Mechanicsville, MD, dental office today. We would love to schedule an appointment or consultation with one of our talented dentists. Let Dr. Kara McCray Demer and Dr. Gina McCray help you.