Dental sealants are a great preventive treatment for your child and can protect their teeth from cavities. For sealants in Brentwood, call our office today.
At Marsh Creek Dental, we understand how important it is to protect your child’s teeth. That is why we offer dental sealants to our youngest patients, given them the help they need to keep their teeth healthy. We also provide them to adult patients who can benefit from receiving dental sealants.
Brushing and flossing are critical to preventing tooth decay, but children and teens often need additional help to keep their teeth cavity-free. The back teeth (called molars and premolars) have depressions and grooves in their chewing surfaces. These grooves can be difficult to reach with brushing and flossing alone, allowing bacteria to adhere to your teeth and cause cavities.
A dental sealant is a thin plastic coating that we apply to the chewing surfaces of your teeth to prevent cavities. Our dentist recommends sealants for children ages of 6-14, once their permanent teeth come in. In some cases, we may recommend having your child’s baby teeth sealed if they have deep grooves in their teeth or other issues.
Receiving dental sealants is a simple and pain-free procedure, and it can be completed in just one visit to our office. After we make sure your teeth are clean and healthy, we paint the plastic coating over your teeth. The sealant quickly bonds to the surfaces of your teeth and fills the grooves and depressions, keeping bacteria from collecting inside them. You can brush and floss your teeth normally, resuming your daily life with the benefit of additional cavity protection.
Dental sealants can protect teeth for an average of 8-10 years. Be sure to schedule regular dental checkups to ensure the health and bond of your sealant. Your sealants will chip and wear down over time, and our dentist can replace them as necessary.
Children and teens are typically the best candidates for sealants, but some of our adult patients can also benefit from them. Adults without cavities or fillings on their back teeth can receive sealants. Be sure to ask our dentist if sealants are an option for you.
For dental sealants in Brentwood, call our office at (925)516-2988. We offer convenient family scheduling to make sure you and your child receive the care you need.