Sealants should be used as part of total preventive dental care for children as well as adults.
Why do you want a Dental Sealant?
Since tooth decay occurs quite often on the chewing surfaces of the molars, sealants are applied to cover the chewing surfaces to prevent decay.
What is a Dental Sealant?
Dental sealants are thin plastic coatings which are applied to the chewing surfaces of the molars (back teeth). Applying sealants does not require drilling or removing tooth structure. It is an easy three-step process. First the tooth is cleaned with a special toothpaste. Then a special cleansing liquid, on a tiny piece of cotton, is rubbed gently on the tooth and is washed off. Finally, the sealant is painted on the tooth. It takes about one minute for the sealant to form a protective shield. One sealant application can last for as long as five to 10 years. Sealants should be checked regularly, and reapplied if they are no longer in place.
If you want to be prevent cavities and save money down the road call now to reserve a time to see if you are a good candidate for sealants, 715-732-2601.