Highly effective in preventing decay, dental sealants bond to the deep grooves on the tooth’s surface. When sealed, teeth are protected against cavity-causing bacteria as the pits and grooves of the teeth are sealed off by the smooth surface of the sealant, which is easier to keep clean and healthy. At Wedington Family Dental, we can apply dental sealants to the chewing surface of your teeth to protect your smile! Call us to learn more and schedule an appointment.Contact Us
What are dental sealants?
Dental sealants are thin, plastic coatings that our team brushes onto the chewing surfaces of your molars and back teeth. Molars are hard to reach and consist of deep ridges to assist with chewing, making them more susceptible to accumulating bacteria and food particles. Sealants are commonly used in children’s dentistry but can also benefit adults with deep grooves in their teeth. They are a quick and painless procedure that can protect your smile!
Are dental sealants safe?
Dental sealants are generally applied to children’s teeth as a preventative measure but can also be used for adults. The preventive, non-invasive nature of dental sealants has been deemed safe by the American Dental Association. At Wedington Family Dental, our team considers each patient’s oral health history as well as overall health. If you have a concern about dental sealants for kids or yourself, we encourage you to discuss your concerns during your appointment.