As children’s teeth grow in, they become vulnerable to tooth decay. Children often don’t have the skills needed to clean their teeth properly, which means bacteria have a chance to grow in the nooks and crannies of their mouths. Our dentists in Novi, MI, recommend dental sealants as one method of cavity prevention in growing kids.
are a tooth-colored coating we paint onto the chewing surfaces of back teeth. This coating fills in any hard-to-reach gaps where bacteria can hide and makes it easier to keep teeth clean. This is especially important for children, whose growing teeth need all the protection they can get.
To apply sealants, our dentists will first thoroughly clean your teeth. The sealant solution is then painted over the chewing surfaces of your molars, sealing them to keep bacteria out. The solution must cure under a special type of light, but once it’s set you can immediately eat and drink normally with no downtime.
While sealants are usually recommended for children, patients of any age can benefit from having sealants applied to the chewing surfaces of their teeth. Ask our family dentists during your next teeth cleaning about whether sealants are right for you.
There are a number of reasons why you might want to consider sealants for yourself or your child, including:
Sealant application is a fast and easy process we can do after your child’s next dental exam. If you want to learn more about sealants, give us a call at (248) 347-3700. Our family dentists in Novi, MI, will be happy to talk to you about whether are right for you or your child.