Sealants are highly effective in preventing decay on the biting surfaces of your chewing teeth.
Dr. Lester advises an evaluation for sealant placement soon after molars erupt at age six and twelve.
Dental sealants are a simple procedure in which Dr. Lester places a tooth-colored resin “coating” onto the surface of the tooth. This effectively “seals” the deep grooves, acting as a barrier and protecting enamel from plaque and acids.
Sealants protect the depressions and grooves of your teeth from food particles and plaque that brushing and flossing can’t reach. Ask Dr. Lester if this affordable preventive treatment option would be beneficial for you or your child.
Sealants take only a few minutes to complete and numbing isn’t needed. Sealants hold up well under the force of normal chewing and can last several years before a reapplication is needed.
Children and adults can benefit from sealants in the fight against tooth decay.