Dental Sealants Who Can Benefit?

Dental sealants are highly effective at cavity prevention. Sealants are minimal in cost and noninvasive, resulting in an easy pain free procedure. Carolina Dentistry at the StateLine offers dental sealant placement to those patients who may be an ideal candidate.

What are dental sealants?

Dental sealants are a thin plastic film placed directly into the pits and grooves of molar and premolar teeth. Sealants offer an added protection against tooth decay. They create a barrier between the tooth and plaque and/or debris that cause cavities. Often your toothbrush bristles may leave behind plaque in deep grooves and pits of the back teeth. Back teeth known as the molars or premolars can be difficult to reach properly with a toothbrush even for the adult patient.

Who can benefit from dental sealants?

Anyone who has deep pits and grooves in the teeth can benefit from dental sealants. Sealants are commonly recommended for the adolescent patient as soon as the permanent molars are fully erupted. In certain instances, sealants are recommended on the baby teeth. It is also not uncommon for adults to have sealants recommended on teeth that are free of any fillings or decay. The minimal cost of a sealant certainly outweighs the cost of a cavity.

How will I know if sealants are right for me?

Here at Carolina Dentistry at the StateLine you will receive a thorough dental examination by Dr. Schwartz at each of your routine hygiene appointments. During your routine hygiene appointments feel free to ask any questions about dental sealants you may have. We strive to provide the highest standard of dental care for you and your family.