Seal Away The Decay!
When patients visit our office for a routine hygiene examination and cleaning, one of their biggest concerns is if there is any sign of decay. Unfortunately, decay is a common problem, especially in children who have a difficult time properly brushing the rear molars. Thankfully, we offer a popular and common treatment that can help prevent cavities and decay in our youngest to oldest patients. Read on to learn more about this helpful and quick treatment.
What are Dental Sealants?
We know that it is important to thoroughly brush and clean teeth multiple times each day. Unfortunately, it is easier said than done, especially with our young patients. Molars that are set deep in the mouth commonly have a number of grooves on the top surface. They are a magnet for food and sticky substances to become trapped and difficult to remove when brushing. We want to help protect the rear molars of our patients and offer dental sealants. A dental sealant is a clear coating that is brushed on the chewing surface of the teeth and hardens as it dries. The treatment is typically used on the rear molars being that they are most vulnerable to decay. Once the material dries, it leaves a smooth chewing surface, making it much easier to clean.
Who Is Eligible For Sealants?
We typically recommend dental sealants to our young patients who have just had their adult molars emerge. Dental sealants can also be used on adult patients who have not had any cavities or decay in the molars. The treatment is typically done following a routine hygiene examination and cleaning and only takes minutes to complete. Sealants can provide many years of protection for your teeth and can easily be reapplied if necessary.
If you would like to consider sealants for you or your child, please feel free to contact us with any questions. We want to make sure you have the information you need to make the best choices for your dental health. Be sure to call our office, which is located in Burton, MI to schedule your next appointment. We look forward to seeing you soon!