Brushing and flossing every day is imperative for reaching and keeping ideal oral health. However, even with proper brushing and flossing, it can be difficult to remove all of the plaque and food particles from the crevices of the back teeth. That’s where dental sealants come in! Dental sealant is a thin coating of resin that is painted onto the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. Sealants prevent tooth decay by blocking plaque and food particles out of the back teeth.
Am I a Candidate for Dental Sealants?
Children and teens should have dental sealants placed on their premolars and permanent molars as they come in. If this is done, the sealants can help protect their teeth through the cavity-prone ages of 6 to 14. In some cases, our dentists in Saratoga Springs, Utah, may also suggest dental sealants for baby teeth. If a child has deep grooves in their teeth, sealants can help protect them. Baby teeth hold the correct spacing for the permanent teeth, so it is imperative to keep them healthy so they are not lost too early.
How Long Will Dental Sealants Last?
Dental sealants can protect your teeth or your child’s teeth for up to 10 years. They need to be examined for chips and wear at your regular dental check-ups. Dental sealants can easily be replaced when needed.
We invite you to contact our dental office today to learn more about dental sealants and to schedule your next visit. We are excited to serve you and your smile!