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Are you concerned about your dental health, or that of your child? Would you like to give your smile or your child’s smile an extra burst of protection? Ask us about the benefits of dental sealants. Dental sealant is a thin, plastic material that is painted over the chewing surfaces of the back teeth to protect them from decay.

Why are dental sealants used?
The molars and premolars have deep fissures, or grooves, on their chewing surfaces. Because of this, they can be very difficult to clean properly. Plaque and food particles can gather in the grooves, causing tooth decay. Dental sealant can be used to shield these areas from cavity-causing plaque and food particles.

Who can benefit from dental sealants?
Dental sealants are usually placed on the molars and premolars as soon as they grow in. This often happens around 12 years of age. However, adults with no decay or dental work in the back teeth can also benefit from dental sealants.

How are dental sealants placed?
The back teeth are first thoroughly cleaned and dried by our dentists or hygienist. An acidic solution is then placed on the chewing surface of the molars and premolars to roughen them so the dental sealant can bond properly. The teeth are dried again and then the dental sealant is painted on by our dentists. The material is allowed to cure in place.

We invite you to contact Lighthouse Dental at 303-657-9000 today for more information about dental sealants in Westminster, Colorado, and to set up a visit.