Dental sealants are a protective layer or coating brushed onto the chewing surfaces of teeth to “seal them off” from plaque and bacteria that would cause cavities to form. Sealants is a simple and quick procedure that can be done in minutes in our office. The best time to bring your child in for dental sealants is around when their adult molars erupt, which is usually at age six. The sooner the sealants are in place, the less opportunity the oral bacteria will have to build up in the crevices of the molars. Sealants can last up to three years, and we will check on them during regular checkups/cleaning appointments to make sure there aren’t any chips or cracks.
If you’d like to learn more about sealants, give us a call or send us an email.