The mouth features many hard-to-reach places that can be easily missed during brushing, especially by younger patients who don’t yet possess the manual dexterity or attention to detail necessary to ensure their teeth receive a thorough cleaning everyday. Dental sealants offer a durable and highly convenient way to protect these hard-to-clean areas of the mouth from dental decay.
Made from a tasteless and highly resilient plastic coating, dental sealants can be applied in just one visit to our Salida dental office. Once applied to the patient’s back molars, dental sealants help “seal” away tooth enamel from the harmful oral bacteria that contributes to the development of dental decay. Dental sealants are safe for children and adults, and can last for several years before a reapplication is needed.