Dental sealants are thin protective coatings that are brushed onto molar - or back - teeth. Most often recommended for children and young teenagers, these coverings provide a smooth surface that prevents buildup of plaque and bacteria. Sealants are only occasionally suggested for adults who are at high risk for cavities.
Prevent Cavities with Dental Sealants
The deep grooves in molar teeth are a prime target for tooth decay. The application of dental sealants serves to:
- Help make brushing more effective
- Keep bacteria from building up in the deep crevices of molar teeth
- Reduce the risk of cavities and tooth decay
- Quick and painless application
How Dental Sealants Are Placed
Sealants can easily be applied during a routine visit. If a sealant is recommended, one of our hygienists will clean and dry the subject tooth. Once ready, the tooth is etched and the sealant is placed into position. Finally, the sealant is cured onto the surface of the tooth.
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Dental sealants are just one of the ways we provide comprehensive dental care for families in the Zanesville, Ohio and Logan, Ohio communities. Want a healthy, happy smile? Contact us!