A sealant is a preventive dental treatment that helps to protect your smile from tooth decay. Dental sealants are created by painting a plastic resin onto the surface of the tooth. Sealants can be placed in one short, enjoyable visit to our dental office. Sealants are most often recommended for the back permanent molars as they are a common site of tooth decay. Dr. Garner and Dr. Nichols, our skilled dentists, usually recommend dental sealants for children as soon as their permanent back molars come in, which is generally between the ages of 6 and 12. It may be necessary to replace the dental sealants at a later time, and we may also suggest sealants for adult patients whose teeth are especially prone to decay.
Dental sealants work to prevent tooth decay by forming a barrier on the tooth that blocks out food particles and bacteria that cause tooth decay. The dental sealant also creates a smooth surface on the natural pits and grooves of the tooth, making it easier to effectively clean the tooth. We welcome you to call or visit us at today to learn more about how dental sealants can protect your smile.