If you’re looking for an easy and effective way to prevent cavities, dental sealants may help. It’s a preventive dental treatment that helps protect teeth from decay. Young kids greatly benefit from sealants as they’re learning to brush and care for their teeth.
Sealants prevent tooth decay by forming a protective barrier on the chewing surface of the tooth. This barrier blocks out the food particles and bacteria that cause tooth decay. It also creates a smoother surface over the natural pits and grooves of the tooth for easier brushing. We first clean the tooth, apply the sealant made of a safe plastic resin, and it dries in minutes.
Our Stillwater, MN dentists typically recommend dental sealants for children as soon as their permanent back teeth come in (usually between the ages of 6 and 12). The back molars are a common site of decay, but Stillwater Family Dental helps you protect your little one’s precious smile with sealants.