What Is a Sealant?
A dental sealant is a thin, protective coating that we apply to the back teeth (the ones used for chewing and normally the hardest ones to clean thoroughly). They are generally clear or white in color. Like their name suggests, a dental sealant effectively “seals out” tooth decay so it doesn’t settle in those little crevices on top of the molars and lead to cavities.
Both adults and children can benefit from sealants. Many dentists recommend that kids get sealants on their permanent molars as soon as they come in. Children without sealants are more likely to get cavities.
About the Dental Sealant Procedure
Getting a dental sealant is quick and painless! First, we will clean and dry the tooth to be treated. Then, we’ll apply a bonding gel to help the sealant attach to the tooth. Finally, we’ll rinse off the gel, apply the sealant, and harden the coating with a special light. Dental sealants are meant last for several years. We’ll check their condition during routine check-ups, and we can reapply them as necessary.
Are Dental Sealants Safe?
Yes! Dental sealants are a safe and effective preventive treatment option. At Sunshine Pediatric Dentistry, your child’s health and safety are our top priorities, and we would never do anything to put that in jeopardy. We are proud to provide BPA-free protective sealants to ensure that your child isn’t exposed to any harmful toxins.
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