Dental Sealant
Dental Sealant2022-01-09T19:07:35-09:00

Dental Sealant

Dental sealants coat the surfaces of your teeth to block out plaque and food debris and prevent cavities. Our dentists typically provide this preventive treatment to children, but we may also recommend it for adults with deep grooves in the chewing surfaces of their teeth. If you can feel deep ridges in your teeth and experience difficulty when flossing and brushing, please proactively discuss your concerns with our team. Call iSmile today to make your appointment with our dental professionals and learn more about dental sealants. Professional recommendation is acknowledged during a routine dental cleaning appointment.

A sealant is a preventive dental treatment that our dentist may recommend to protect patients’ teeth from decay. A dental sealant is made of a clear or tooth-colored resin material painted onto the chewing surface of teeth. The sealant prevents decay and cavities by blocking out the bacteria and food debris that lead to tooth decay. In addition, the dental sealant forms a smooth coating over the natural pits and grooves of the tooth surface, making it easier to clean teeth with effective routine brushing.

Dental sealants are often recommended for children. However, they are frequently recommended for permanent molars as soon as they come in, usually between the ages of 6 and 12 years. We may also recommend dental sealants for adult patients whose teeth are prone to decay or have not been restored or suffered from decay in the past. We can apply dental sealants in just one short, comfortable visit to our practice.

Sealants can be a powerful tool in preventing decay and keeping your smile healthy. To learn more about dental sealants and how our team can keep your smile in good health, we welcome you to call or visit our office today.

Do I need to be numbed for a dental sealant to be applied?2021-11-23T19:33:55-09:00

Applying a dental sealant is painless and does not require any anesthesia. They are almost like a clear coat of protection to shield your tooth from any possible damage.

Can I eat after the dental sealant application?2021-11-23T19:31:34-09:00

Your dental care team will advise of how long you should avoid eating, as well as any hot or cold beverages. In addition, certain foods such as hard, sticky, or chewy food may chip a sealant, and in general, do not promote good dental health and should be avoided.

Are sealants and fillings the same?2021-11-23T19:31:38-09:00

No, dental sealants are preventative to help protect your tooth before any decay. Fillings are a restorative measure to protect the tooth after damage, such as after a cavity has formed.

Dental Sealant