Let’s put a seal on cavities before they even form.
Dental sealants are thin protective coverings that are placed over back teeth, or molars. Situated in a hard to reach, difficult to clean area of the mouth, these teeth are especially suspect to decay from leftover food particles. Sealants protect these vulnerable areas by literally “sealing out” plaque and food.
According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, sealants have been shown to reduce cavities by 86% in children alone! As such, we highly recommend sealants for young children and growing teens.
The benefits of dental sealants at Linden Dental Associates include:
Preventing cavities from developing
Providing a smooth surface for better cleaning
Protecting teeth from plaque and tartar buildup
Durable materials that last for years
Sealants are typically made of a resin material that is brushed into the grooves (also called “fissures”) of the patient’s molar teeth. A special light is used to bond the sealants into place, forming a sturdy and comfortable defense against the culprits that create cavities.
Dental sealants are affordable, applied in minutes and extremely
beneficial to patients of all ages. Contact our office today to
schedule a sealant appointment!