Sealants are a thin, protective coating that adheres to the pitted and grooved chewing surfaces of your back teeth. It’s very easy for food, plaque, and cavity-causing bacteria to get stuck in the pits and grooves of your teeth. While brushing and flossing are the best ways to help prevent cavities, it’s often very difficult to clean all the nooks and crannies. At Dual Image Dentistry and Orthodontics, our team offers sealants as a safety net to help keep those teeth clean. Without having to numb your teeth, we can painlessly place sealants over the pits and grooves of your teeth in order to keep food and bacteria out and prevent cavities from forming. This is especially important for your child’s dental health, as they are typically more prone to cavities that develop in the pits and grooves of back teeth. Sealants wear with time and periodically need to be replaced. During your regular dental visit with us, our dentists will check your teeth to determine if sealants would be a good preventive measure for your teeth, or check the condition of existing sealants and reapply them as needed. Children and adults can benefit from sealants, but the earlier you get them, the better. The best part is, most dental insurance plans cover this procedure for children and adolescents, so schedule your appointment
now to see if sealants are a good option for you and your family!