In addition to having a well-known emergency dental and after-hours dental clinic, we at Now Care Dental also provide a variety of preventive dental services. One of the most popular services we provide is dental sealants for kids and adults.
A dental sealant, also called a tooth sealant, is basically a clear coat of protection, painted thinly around the hard-to-reach areas of your back teeth. They act as barriers to protect teeth against decay. In doing so, they help prevent cavities and help avoid premature tooth loss.
Sealants general last for up to 10 years. Your dentist will look at them closely at every six-month checkup to keep them in good condition, and will repair any chips or cracks at that time.
While you can get sealants at any age, the best time to seal teeth is when they first come in. So bring your child in for as soon as their first permanent molars come in, usually around their sixth birthday. Then bring them back after their second permanent molars come in, which happens near the age of 12.
To maximize the sealants’ effectiveness, work with your child to make sure they practice good oral health. This includes flossing, brushing teeth with fluoride toothpaste at least twice daily, and attending regular dental checkups.
Nearly every child can benefit from dental sealants. Speak with one of our dentists to learn if your child is a good candidate.
Dental sealants for adults are gaining in popularity. The benefits are much the same—they help prevent tooth decay, which means you get to keep your teeth healthier, longer. If you find that you are prone to cavities or decaying concern, speak with your family dentist about getting sealant for your teeth.
Sealants for teeth are not right for everyone. Contact our Eagan dental office today to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced dentists. We will examine your teeth and determine which preventive measures will suit you best. Call us today at (651) 686-6800 or contact our dental team online to schedule an appointment.
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