Since it can be difficult for a toothbrush to clean every nook and cranny of your teeth, you may want to consider dental sealants.
Our Grandville tooth sealant dentists will be able to explain the pros and cons of dental sealants so you can make an informed decision for your smile. While most sealants are applied as soon as molars (back teeth) come through the gum line, dental sealants for adults are not uncommon.
Tooth sealants are usually suggested for people who have deep pits and grooves in their molars, putting them at increased risk for cavities. While both children and adults can benefit from sealants, we recommend having molars sealed as soon as they erupt from the gum line. Dental sealants for children are beneficial because they protect molars from developing cavities.
Like the name suggests, dental sealants seal the biting surface of your molars against plaque and bacteria. Sealants work by filling in the tiny pits and fissures where plaque can accumulate and cause cavities.
The dental sealant procedure starts by our dentist roughening the surface of your tooth with acidic gel so your tooth can form a strong bond with the sealant. The gel will be allowed to sit on your tooth for only a few seconds before being removed. The sealant will then be applied to your tooth and hardened with a special blue light.
Our Grandville family dentists are dedicated to helping you maintain a beautiful healthy smile by offering preventative dental services. If you are interested in learning more about our dental sealant treatments, call our Grandville dentist office at (616) 534-0080.