DENTAL SEALANT SERVICES

 

Sometimes brushing is not enough!

Everyone has hard-to-reach areas in their mouth and brushing doesn't always properly clean those difficult places. When this happens, your child is at risk of tooth decay. With the use of sealants, your child's teeth will have an extra line of defense against tooth decay.

 

Dental sealant is a plastic resin that bonds to the deep grooves in your tooth's chewing surface. When sealing a tooth, the grooves of your teeth are filled and the tooth surface becomes smoother and less likely to harbor plaque. with sealants, tooth brushing becomes easier and more effective against tooth decay.

 

Sealants are applied to children's teeth as a preventative measure during the years of most likely tooth decay. However, adults are able to have their teeth sealed as well. It is more common to seal "permanent" teeth rather than "baby" teeth, however, every person has unique needs. Sealants are recommended by Dr. Lynn on a case by case basis.

 

The sealant generally lasts three to five years. Although, it is common to see adults with sealants still intact from their childhood. A dental sealant only provides protection whe it is fully intact. If your sealant comes off, you must alert the doctor.