Dental Sealants

Dental sealants are a powerful preventive measure against tooth decay, offering long-lasting protection for teeth vulnerable to cavities. At Perfect A Smile Dental Group, we advocate for the use of sealants as part of a comprehensive oral health strategy, especially for children and teenagers.

What Are Dental Sealants?

Dental sealants are thin, protective coatings applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth (molars and premolars), where most cavities in children and teens are found. Made from medical-grade plastic, sealants quickly bond into the depressions and grooves of the teeth, forming a protective shield over the enamel of each tooth.

When Are Sealants Recommended?

Sealants are most effective when applied soon after the molars and premolars erupt. This typically occurs first between the ages of 6 and 12 years. By applying sealants to these teeth early, we can significantly reduce the chance of cavities forming in these hard-to-clean areas.

Advantages of Dental Sealants

Dental sealants are a mainstay of preventive dentistry and offer many significant advantages. These include:

  • Effective Decay Prevention: Sealants have been shown to reduce the risk of decay in molars by nearly 80%.
  • Non-Invasive Application: The process is quick, painless, and doesn’t require drilling or removing tooth structure.
  • Long-Lasting Protection: With proper care, sealants can protect teeth from decay for up to 10 years, though they should be checked for wear and chipping at regular dental visits.

Stop Cavities Before They Start

At Perfect A Smile Dental Group, our goal is to prevent dental problems before they start. Dental sealants are one of the easiest and most effective methods to protect your teeth against cavities, ensuring your smile stays healthy and vibrant. Our team is here to provide you with the best preventive care options tailored to meet the unique needs of each patient.