Sealants are a type of preventive dental treatment that can protect your teeth from tooth decay. A dental sealant is a thin coating created from plastic resin. This resin is applied to the chewing surface of the tooth to prevent decay. The sealant creates a barrier over the natural grooves and pits of the tooth surface. These pits and grooves are common sites of decay; sealants help to prevent decay by sealing the grooves and forming a smooth, easy-to-clean surface. Dental sealants in Keizer, Oregon are most often recommended for the back molars. Dr. Jennifer B. Frankel, our knowledgeable dentist, typically suggests dental sealants for children as soon as their permanent molars come in, which is usually between the ages of 6 and 12 years. By blocking out bacteria and food debris, sealants effectively prevent decay and keep your smile healthy.
Dental sealants can be applied in just one short, comfortable visit to Northwest Dental Arts & Sleep Therapy. Dr. Jennifer B. Frankel and her team will simply clean the tooth, then paint on the sealant. After the dental sealants dries, it will be ready to protect your teeth from decay. For more information on the benefits of dental sealants and our other preventive dentistry treatments, we invite you to call or visit us today!