What is a dental sealant?

If you are interested in protecting your teeth from decay, our dentist at Alaska Dental Arts may recommend dental sealants. Sealants are one of the preventive services we provide at our office to ensure that your teeth stay strong and healthy for life. A dental sealant is a thin, tooth-colored coating that is made of a plastic resin material. This coating is painted onto the chewing surface of the tooth to form a barrier, blocking out the food particles, bacteria, and plaque that can cause cavities and tooth decay. The sealant also creates a smoother surface over the natural grooves and pits of the chewing surface of the tooth, which makes it easier to effectively clean the tooth.

Do I need a dental sealant?

Our team may recommend dental sealants in Juneau, Alaska, in order to protect your smile from decay. We typically suggest sealants for the back teeth (molars and pre-molars), and we often recommend that children have sealants applied as soon as their permanent back teeth erupt. This helps to protect them from developing tooth decay in the future. To learn more about the benefits of sealants and our other preventive dental treatments, we welcome you to call or visit us today.

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