To help protect the teeth of our younger patients, we have the ability to place dental sealants. A sealant is a clear or tooth-colored plastic material that we apply to the grooves of molars, where tooth decay is most prevalent. Sealants help to prevent tooth decay by creating a barrier on top of the pits and grooves of the back teeth’s chewing surfaces, effectively sealing out germs or food that could cause decay. To be most effective, our dentists recommend having sealants placed on the back molars as soon as those teeth come in, which usually occurs around the ages of 6 and12.
Your sealant will be placed in a single appointment at our Mooresville, NC dental practice. The procedure is painless, simple, and takes just a few minutes to complete. If you are interested in learning more about dental sealants, we invite you to contact our office today.