Dental Sealants - A Shield Against Tooth Decay

Dental sealants offered at Jenkins Dental provide an effective preventative measure against tooth decay. They are a simple yet powerful way to protect your teeth, especially in areas prone to cavities.

Dental Sealants

What Are Dental Sealants?

Dental sealants are thin, protective coatings applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth (molars and premolars). They act as a barrier, preventing food particles and bacteria from getting trapped in the grooves of the teeth.

Who Can Benefit from Dental Sealants?

Sealants are beneficial for both children and adults, particularly for those with deep grooves in their molars. They are most effective when applied soon after the permanent teeth have erupted.

How Are Dental Sealants Applied?

The application of sealants is quick and painless. The tooth surface is cleaned and prepared, and then the sealant material is painted onto the tooth enamel, where it bonds directly and hardens.

How Effective Are Dental Sealants in Preventing Cavities?

Dental sealants are highly effective in preventing decay in the areas they cover. They can significantly reduce the risk of cavities when combined with good oral hygiene practices.

Protect Your Teeth with Dental Sealants

Interested in an additional layer of protection against cavities? Schedule an appointment at Jenkins Dental for dental sealants.