Dental sealants help protect teeth for both children and adults.
Dental sealants coat the small indentations in your teeth, forming a protective layer against plaque and decay. They are an effective preventative measure against cavities and tooth decay.
How effective are they? Sealants have been shown to reduce cavities by up to 80 percent and can last up to 10 years.
How We Can Help —
Your local dentist can easily apply sealants at your next visit.
Sealants provide protection for your teeth by keeping plaque from forming in the tiny crevices.
Dentists in our network often recommend sealants for children because kids’ teeth have small depressions in them that make them harder to properly clean through brushing alone. This can be especially helpful if your child has a weakness for sweets and/or a hard time sticking to good dental cleaning habits.
The process of applying sealants is short, easy, and does not require drilling or the removal of any tooth structure.
After your teeth are cleaned, a special gel is placed on the chewing surfaces for a few seconds. Each tooth is then washed and dried—then, the sealant is painted on the tooth. Typically, your dentist will also shine a special light on the tooth to help harden the sealant.
If you have questions about dental sealants for yourself, your child, or other loved one, don’t hesitate to ask your dentist.
Find a qualified dentist near you who can help you determine the best solution for you and your family.