If you are looking for an effective way to improve your oral health and prevent developing cavities, our dentist, Dr. Rochelle Riley, may recommend that you get dental sealants at Northwest Dental Medicine Enumclaw. This treatment is a fast and effective way to improve your smile health.
What Is a Dental Sealant?
A dental sealant is a clear or tooth-colored resin material that is painted onto the chewing surface of the teeth, creating a smooth surface that coats the pits on the tooth surface. This treatment blocks bacteria and food debris from settling into the teeth, and as a result, it helps prevent decay and cavities from forming. Thanks to the smooth coating on the teeth, it makes at-home dental hygiene easier and more effective.
Who Needs Dental Sealants?
Although this treatment is most commonly used on children, it can be used for patients of all ages. For children, our dentist and team typically recommend application of dental sealants as soon as the permanent molars grow in, usually between ages 6 and 12. Adults with a history of tooth decay may also be referred for treatment.
Dental sealants can quickly be applied to the teeth and are an effective tool to improve your overall oral health for life. If you have any questions or would like to get dental sealants in Enumclaw, Washington, call 360-825-2563.