What are dental sealants and who should get them?
A dental sealant is used to coat the uneven chewing surfaces of teeth and are predominantly used on molars or teeth that have deep pits, grooves, and fissures (small cracks). We use sealants on children and adolescents to prevent cavities. The sealant acts as a protective barrier from bacteria that can collect on the teeth and cause cavities.
Prevention is the key to enjoying healthy teeth. At Keech Family Dentistry, our goal is to use every preventative treatment available to protect our patients’ teeth from decay. Dental sealants are one of the important services we offer, and they help us get your child’s teeth off to a healthy start and stay that way.
We need to be proactive with your child’s oral health from an early age. This is the best way to help them enjoy the benefit of strong, healthy teeth that last a lifetime. Our kids are truly lucky to have been born at a time when we can combine our wealth of knowledge with dental treatments that prevent serious oral health problems from developing in the future.
If you would like more information about the benefits of dental sealants or other preventive treatments, please contact our Fayetteville dental office to arrange a convenient appointment.