When it comes to maintaining your oral health, dental sealants are a key preventive measure. This is especially true for children and for adults who are more susceptible to tooth decay. Our experienced dentists may recommend dental sealants to safeguard your teeth from the damaging effects of cavities so you can maintain strong, healthy teeth and a beautiful smile.
A dental sealant is a protective coating composed of a transparent or tooth-colored resin material. This material is expertly applied to the chewing surfaces of your teeth. Its primary function is to create a barrier that effectively blocks out the harmful bacteria and food debris that often lead to tooth decay and cavities. By forming a smooth coating over the natural pits and grooves found on tooth surfaces, sealants also make it easier to maintain proper oral hygiene through regular brushing.
Dental sealants are most commonly advised for children, usually between the ages of 6 and 12 when their permanent molars emerge. However, adults who are prone to tooth decay or have teeth that have not been previously treated for decay may also benefit from sealants. The application process is quick and comfortable, typically requiring just one short visit to Schneider Family Dentistry.
Sealants are a valuable tool in the prevention of dental decay, ensuring a healthy and vibrant smile. If you are interested in learning more about dental sealants in Gaithersburg, Maryland, and how our dedicated team can help you maintain optimal oral health, we invite you to contact us by calling or texting 240-654-3555 today to make an appointment with Dr. Adam Schneider, Dr. Katie Staub or Dr. Ekpa Eyoma. Your smile’s wellbeing is our priority, and we are here to assist you in achieving and maintaining a healthy, cavity-free mouth.