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South Fork Family Dentistry

DENTAL SEALANTS

Seal and Protect your Teeth

Dental sealants are thin, protective coatings that are applied to the chewing surfaces of molars and premolars to prevent cavities and promote good oral health. Here are some of the most important features of dental sealants:

  • Preventive Barrier
  • Painless Application
  • Effective Protection
  • Child-Friendly
  • Safe and Non-Toxic
Dental Sealants - South Fork Family Dentistry

Shielding Teeth from Decay: Understanding Dental Sealants

Sealants are a great way to protect against tooth decay and cavities on your back teeth (molars). These are the teeth that are most vulnerable to cavities and decay because they are used in the chewing process, and are the most difficult to reach and clean. Molars first come in at around 5-7 years of age, with a second set coming in between the ages of 11-14. It is best to have a sealant placed when the molars first come in to ensure they are protected early.

To place a sealant an adhesive is first applied to the teeth. The sealant is then placed over the adhesive as a liquid, as if it is painted right onto the tooth. The liquid then hardens and creates a barrier between your tooth and any plaque, food particles, and bacteria. Sealants last for about 10 years and can be reapplied if necessary.