A dental sealant is a preventive dental treatment procedure that our dentist may recommend to protect patients’ teeth from decay. A dental sealant is made of a clear or tooth-colored resin material, which is painted onto the chewing surface of teeth. By blocking out the bacteria and food debris that lead to tooth decay, the sealant prevents decay and cavities. The dental sealant forms a smooth surface over the natural pits and grooves of the tooth surface, which also makes it easier to effectively clean teeth with normal brushing.

Dental sealants are often recommended for children; our dentists frequently recommend sealants for the permanent molars as soon as they come in, which is usually between the ages of 6 and 12 years. We can apply dental sealants in just one comfortable visit to our practice. Sealants can be a powerful tool in preventing decay and keeping your child’s smile healthy. To learn more about dental sealants and how we can keep your smile in good health, we welcome you to call or visit our office today.