What Is A Dental Sealant?
One of the most important factors in preventing tooth decay is to seal your teeth. The American Dental Association recommends that you seal or fill about six pits and fissures a year with dental sealant. Sealants are also used on kids’ molars, where it can be difficult to brush thoroughly because of all the crevices. With a dental sealant, food particles and plaque cannot get into these narrow openings so easily and do their dirty work on those vulnerable areas. When done correctly by a qualified professional, this procedure may help avoid expensive restorative treatment later on down the road for more extensive repair work if tooth decay is allowed to progress unchecked.
When should I Consider This Treatment?
Dental sealants are used to protect teeth of children when brushing is not possible. A dental sealant can reduce the need for kids to brush, helping them avoid decay. The process can also be quick and easy for dentists to do as an added service in between patient visits. So if you have a little one who doesn’t brush regularly or is too young for you to handle a toothbrush safely, give our office a call about getting them checked out! And don’t worry – we recommend sealants only when necessary. We understand that some parents prefer their children to start off without this treatment until they mature their teeth enough – so by making an appointment with us today, you’re just checking to see if it’s necessary for your child, which we’re happy to do.
Dr. Nicacio is a friendly dentist that makes you and your loved ones feel at home and helps keep your smile healthy by providing dental sealants amongst many other services. Schedule an appointment today by calling 541-567-4143 or requesting an appointment online.