Our doctor and the entire staff at Pearly Smiles work hard to stop any cavities before they begin to develop. To prevent cavities from forming, it is important to have a dental sealant.

A sealant is a preventative dental treatment that the doctor uses to protect your teeth from decay. It is made of a clear or tooth-colored resin material and paints onto the chewing surface of the tooth. The sealant blocks bacteria and food debris that leads to tooth decay. The sealant prevents decay and cavities and will form a smooth surface from the natural pits and grooves of the tooth surface. This also makes it easier to effectively clean your teeth daily.

Dental sealants are typically recommended for children. Our doctor recommends sealants for permanent molars as soon as they appear. This is usually between the ages of six and twelve. We also recommend dental sealants for adults that have teeth prone to decay or for teeth that have not been restored or suffered from decay in the past.

Our friendly and qualified staff will apply the sealant during a visit to our practice. Sealants are very powerful in preventing decay and keeping your smile healthy. We will be happy to answer any questions that you have regarding cavity prevention at anytime.

To learn more about how a dental sealant can help you keep your smile in good health, contact us today at (972) 546-0450.