Many permanent teeth erupt into the mouth with deep pits and grooves on the chewing surface. These deep fissures are difficult or impossible to keep clean with a tooth brush, and they become a natural place for tooth decay to strike a newly erupted tooth! At West 10th Dental Group, we have found dental sealants to be a safe, painless, and low-cost way to help protect your child’s teeth from decay.
A sealant is a thin, plastic, translucent coating bonded to the chewing surfaces of the molars and premolar teeth. This fills in the deep grooves of the teeth and acts as a shield to keep food and bacteria from getting into the tooth. The dental professionals at West 10th Dental Group will carefully evaluate the teeth of our young patients as they erupt, and we will recommend sealants for the teeth which can benefit from this added preventive measure!