Sealants are most often used on children and teens to prevent cavities, but adults might benefit from sealants as well. Sealants are only for teeth that don’t have fully-formed cavities. If there is slight staining or early decay in a tooth’s grooves, the dentist may recommend a sealant application to prevent a full cavity formation.
Prevention from tooth decay is key to good oral health, and sealants do a great job of protecting molars that are hard to reach while brushing. A cavity can be expensive, but a sealant that prevents cavities is more affordable and saves your tooth from irreversible damage.
Sealants are great for children and adults, especially children who are still learning to thoroughly brush their teeth. The sooner children get sealants, the better so that their teeth can stay cavity-free.
These coatings work to protect both primary baby teeth and permanent adult teeth. Contact us to see if you or your child are candidates for dental sealants in Mitchellville, MD.