Dental SealantsDental sealants are a simple procedure in which a tooth-colored acrylic “coating” is painted onto the surface of the tooth. This effectively “seals” the grooves, acting as a barrier and preventing cavities.
Dental sealants protect the depressions and grooves of your teeth from food particles and plaque that brushing and flossing can’t reach. Easy to apply, sealants take only a few minutes to seal each tooth.
Adults can benefit from dental sealants in the fight against tooth decay. Sealants are typically placed on teeth you use for chewing (molars and premolars). These teeth have the deepest grooves that are hardest to clean, so it’s much easier for plaque to accumulate and cause decay. Dental sealants are placed over these grooves to help keep teeth healthy – think of sealants as preventative care.
Contact us today to learn more about your options for adult dental sealants in Richardson. We’re always here for you and your smile!