Prevent Tooth Decay in Children and Adults With Dental Sealants
Dental sealants are thin coatings painted on the chewing surfaces of teeth, usually the molars and premolars, to prevent cavities and tooth decay. They protect the teeth’s enamel by sealing out plaque and food particles.
Sealants are generally made of clear or white dental materials and cannot be seen when you talk or smile. Applying dental sealants in Marshville, NC is easy, and it only takes a few minutes. The sealant immediately bonds into the grooves and depressions of the teeth, covering the enamel of each tooth.
Dental sealants are one of the preventive care options we offer at our dental office. With children, they can be applied when the first set of permanent teeth (molars) come in between the ages of 5 and 7 and then again when the second set of molars come in between the ages of 11 and 14. Tooth sealants can prevent cavities for many years before a reapplication is needed.