Sealants are a powerful tool in preventing tooth decay. They have been shown to reduce the risk of decay by nearly 80% in molars. This is especially important when it comes to your child’s dental health.
A dental sealant is made of a clear or tooth-colored resin material, which is applied onto the chewing surface of the tooth. By blocking out the bacteria and food debris that lead to tooth decay, the sealant prevents 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 your teeth with normal brushing.
Drs. Koehler, Soria and Padmanabhan frequently recommend sealants for the permanent molars, which is usually between the ages of 6 and 12 years. We may also recommend dental sealants for patients whose teeth are prone to decay or for teeth that have not been restored or suffered from decay in the past. We can apply dental sealants in just one short, comfortable visit to our practice. To learn more about dental sealants and how we can keep your smile in good health, just ask!