The best way to maintain a healthy mouth is by brushing and flossing daily. Even then, sometimes your mouth needs a little extra help. Give your smile a break and give it the power to succeed with sealants!

What Are Sealants?

Sealants are a thin coating that adheres to your back teeth. They are a protective coating designed for clean teeth to help boost their immunity towards cavities. Though sealants are effective, they are certainly not an excuse to stop your daily oral hygiene. Brushing and flossing are still the best way to prevent cavities from forming. Sealants are there to encourage the progress you are already making with your smile!

The Process

Sealants are a thin, protective barrier that is put on your back teeth that help combat the buildup of harmful bacteria. Cavities are formed when food particles get stuck in your teeth. Over time, the acid from the particles create small holes in your teeth, otherwise known as cavities. A sealant is placed over your tooth and prevents the acid from harming the tooth. Even better, the procedure is quick and painless! The dentist will first begin with cleaning the teeth and then placing a gel on it. After it properly bonds to your teeth, the dentist will rinse off the excess and then place it under a blue light, hardening it. Afterwards, your child can happily enjoy their new and improved smile!

Who Can Get Sealants?

Sealants are designed for everyone, including children. In fact, the earlier someone gets sealants the better. Children benefit the most from sealants because it supports a healthy mouth as the teeth are growing, promoting a healthier smile for the future!

Don’t hesitate! If you live in the Sparks, NV area, contact our office today to learn more about how sealants can help encourage a healthy mouth in you and your child!