Your child’s back teeth contain pits and fissures which make them vulnerable to decay, but our dentists at Allen Pediatric Dentistry can protect these teeth by coating them with a dental sealant. This plastic barrier will fill the grooves in the back teeth, preventing sugar, acid, and plaque from decaying them. Please schedule a visit with Dr. Hunter and Dr. Coe if you want your child to receive a dental sealant in Allen, Texas.
A sealant is a preventive dental treatment that our pediatric dentist may recommend to protect your teeth from decay. A dental sealant is made of a clear or tooth-colored resin material, which is painted onto the chewing surface of the tooth. By blocking out the bacteria and food debris that lead to tooth decay, the sealant prevents decay and cavities. The dental sealant forms a smooth surface over the natural pits and grooves of the tooth surface, which also makes it easier to effectively clean your teeth with normal brushing.
Dental sealants are most often recommended for children; our pediatric dentist frequently recommends sealants for the permanent molars as soon as they come in, which is usually between the ages of 6 and 12 years. We may also recommend dental sealants for adult patients whose teeth are prone to decay or for teeth that have not been restored or suffered from decay in the past. We can apply dental sealants in just one short, comfortable visit to our practice. Sealants can be a powerful tool in preventing decay and keeping your smile healthy. To learn more about dental sealants and how we can keep your smile in good health, we welcome you to call or visit our office today.