Dental sealants are thin layers of plastic coating painted over the chewing surfaces of teeth. They are usually applied to the premolars and molars to minimize the risk of dental decay and cavities. The dental sealants quickly bond to the tooth’s structure, getting within the grooves and depressions, thus protecting the enamel from dental decay. Most people get dental sealants for kids, but you can also get dental sealants for adults.
At Sapphire Smiles, we carefully examine your kids’ teeth to determine if they can benefit from dental sealants. We highly recommend dental sealants for baby teeth and dental sealants for adults because they drastically minimize the risk of dental decay in the molars and premolars, i.e., the teeth most susceptible to decay. Please continue reading to learn more about sealants at Sapphire Smiles.