By Dr. Laura Kearney
What are dental sealants?
Dental sealants are a thin plastic coating applied onto the chewing surfaces of your teeth. Sealants help reduce and prevent tooth decay by creating a physical barrier on your teeth. Tooth sealants are most effective on your back teeth as these are often areas that can be hard to reach when brushing and flossing.
Why should a patient consider getting dental sealants?
Dental sealants are recommended by Dr. Laura Kearney for patients that fit the right criteria. They are also recommended by the American Dental Association (ADA), American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and the United States Public Health Service as a way to prevent cavities and tooth decay. Dental decay is a leading dental issue and sealants can help safely reduce decay when properly applied.
Over time, dental sealants may partially wear away. At Dr. Laura Kearney, we can help repair or replace lost sealants to ensure optimal effectiveness. The procedure is not invasive and is painless. Learn more about the dental sealant procedure.