Everything You Need To Know About Dental Sealants

July 31, 2018

Do you want to make sure your child’s smile is as healthy and protected as possible? Have you considered dental sealants in Gilbert? At Islands Pediatric Dentistry we believe that prevention is an essential part of optimal oral health and recommend dental sealants for most of our patients.

What Are Dental Sealants?

Dental sealants are a plastic, BPA-free liquid which is applied directly to the tooth. This liquid is a semi-permanent protective coating which has been designed to blend with your smile, making the treatment completely unnoticeable.

The reason dental sealants are used is because the chewing surfaces of teeth are actually covered in pits, depressions of grooves which harbor debris, bacteria and plaque. When these areas can not be reached during a routine dental care routine, it increases a patient’s risk of decay, disease and even infections.

When dental sealants are applied to the teeth and allowed to harden, it creates a protective barrier which can help protect teeth, reduce risk of cavities and even create a smoother surface (making at home dental care easier AND more effective)

We recommend dental sealant treatment around age six and twelve, when the molars are typically done erupting.

Benefits of Gilbert Dental Sealants

  • Protects teeth from bacteria, acid and plaque.
  • Reduces risk for tooth decay, infection and disease.
  • Creates a smooth surface, allowing teeth to be properly cleaned.
  • Designed to blend with teeth, not be noticable.
  • Can last for many years with proper care.

Get Dental Sealants in Gilbert, AZ Today

Ready to make sure your little one’s smile is as protected as possible? Schedule an appointment at Islands Pediatric Dentistry today for your child’s Gilbert dental sealants.