When your child receives their permanent molars, Dr. Jacob Miller may recommend that they receive dental sealants. In most cases, molars have deep grooves along their biting surface that can become a home for bacteria and plaque to build up. When you receive dental sealants in Grand Rapids, Michigan, our dentist will fill in these grooves and help protect your child’s tooth from decay. Dental sealants can also be performed on adults. Please feel free to contact us at 616-364-7039 for more information, and to schedule your appointment.
A sealant is a preventive dental treatment that our dentist may recommend to protect your teeth from decay. A dental sealant is made of a clear or tooth-colored resin material, which is painted onto the chewing surface of the tooth. By blocking out the bacteria and food debris that lead to tooth decay, the sealant prevents decay and cavities. The dental sealant forms a smooth surface over the natural pits and grooves of the tooth surface, which also makes it easier to effectively clean your teeth with normal brushing.
Dental sealants are most often recommended for children; our dentist frequently recommends sealants for the permanent molars as soon as they come in, which is usually between the ages of 6 and 12 years. We may also recommend dental sealants for adult patients whose teeth are prone to decay or for teeth that have not been restored or suffered from decay in the past. We can apply dental sealants in just one short, comfortable visit to our practice. Sealants can be a powerful tool in preventing decay and keeping your smile healthy. To learn more about dental sealants and how we can keep your smile in good health, we welcome you to call or visit our office today.