Even if your child brushes twice a day, they are still learning good dental habits and may not always reach every spot or crevice in their mouth while brushing. Because of this, kids are susceptible to developing small cavities in their teeth. Dental sealants are a preventive treatment that can help protect their young teeth from tooth decay. Sealants are also a great preventive treatment for adults. They can last an average six to eight years and help you maintain healthy, strong teeth.
What Are Dental Sealants?
Sealants are a resin that is used to coat the surfaces of teeth located in the back of your mouth. It is brushed onto the teeth to seal tiny dips and nooks, so that food and bacteria don’t build up in these areas.
The Sealant Process
Applying dental sealants is quick and simple. After a routine dental cleaning, we dry off your teeth and put a solution on your chewing surfaces to give them texture, which helps the sealant bond properly to your teeth. We’ll rinse off the solution and paint the sealant onto your tooth enamel. Sometimes, we’ll use a special curing light to help the dental sealant bond and harden.
The Cost of Dental Sealants
Sealants are a great way for children and adults to protect their teeth against tooth decay. During your appointment, we can examine your teeth to see if you are in need of a dental sealant and work with you to fit it into your budget. If you have insurance, most dental insurance providers will cover the cost of dental sealants. If you have any questions about your coverage or our financial options, call our office and one of our team members will look into it for you!