Are you at high risk for cavities? If so, our dentists may recommend dental sealants for your molars (back teeth). Dental sealants cover the chewing surface of your molars.
This eliminates deep pits and grooves where plaque can hide. Our Grandville, MI dentists can use sealants for patients of all ages, from children to adults.
Continue reading to learn if dental sealants are the right choice for you. Our Grandville Dentists are committed to helping you achieve the best oral hygiene.
Dental Sealants for Children
Tooth decay is the most common chronic childhood disease in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dental sealants can help protect your child’s teeth when they’re most vulnerable to cavities (age 6-14). We often suggest as soon as the premolars and permanent teeth erupt.
What to Expect
Applyingis fast, easy, and painless. During the dental sealants procedure, we roughen the chewing surface of your molars. Our dentists then paint on the sealant. Doing this allows the sealant to bond strongly to the surface of your teeth so it’ll last for years to come.
During the dental sealants procedure, we:
- Clean and dry teeth.
- Apply acidic gel to roughen chewing surfaces of molars.
- Rinse away acidic gel.
- Dry teeth.
- Paint liquid sealant solution over grooves in molars.
- Harden dental sealants with special curing light.
Dental sealants are not meant to replace good oral hygiene habits. You’ll need to continue brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing once daily to remove plaque at home. You’ll also need to see our Grandville, MI dentists at least every 6 months for a teeth cleaning and oral examination.
We offer dental sealants to help you maintain good oral health. Our dental sealant dentists in Grandville, MI want to help you smile with confidence. To request an appointment, call the Grandville Dental Health Center at (616) 531-0360.