How Do Dental Sealants Work?

Dental Sealants are an easy and preventative measure that protects teeth from cavities.

Did you know that dental sealants were introduced in the 1960’s? Since then, they’ve come a long way and are safe and effective for your child’s teeth.

Sealants work by filling in the grooves on the chewing surfaces of the teeth. This seals out bacterial biofilm and food particles that could get caught in the teeth, causing cavities. The application is fast and comfortable and can effectively protect teeth for many years.

According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, dental sealants can reduce cavities by 73% on the treated teeth! Prevention is the best way to a healthy mouth. Call today to ask us about sealants for you child!

Quick facts:
• It takes 1 minute for each tooth to seal and harden 
• Did you know that after a sealant appointment your child can eat right away? Avoid eating hard, sticky or chewy foods as they can break or chip your newly fitted dental sealants.