Dental sealants are a thin coat of clear resin that is applied to the biting surfaces of teeth, usually the rear molars. The back teeth are more prone to cavities because is difficult to reach them with a tooth brush and the surfaces contain pits and grooves that easily trap bacteria. It is hard for many adults to clean their back molars and almost impossible for our young children.
Dental sealants fill in the pits and grooves on the rear molars to create a smooth surface. Denver general dentists most often recommend sealants for children’s permanent back teeth, though sometimes they are used for adults, too.
Parents in Lone Tree, Denver, and surrounding areas may not realize how quickly a cavity can form in a young child’s mouth. Many Denver area kids that we see develop cavities even before they start kindergarten! It is vital that our local parents start regular dental visits early. The American Dental Association advises that a child’s initial dental exam take place soon after the first tooth erupts, but no later than the toddler’s first birthday.
Dental sealants protect teeth that have no decay (primary prevention) and also prevent further decay progression in teeth that show very early signs of disease (secondary prevention).
At Almeida & Bell Aesthetic Dental Center, we take special care of our Lone Tree and Denver area dental clients. We want each patient’s dental visits to be pleasant and painless so they will never develop a fear of the dentist. Ask us about fluoride, general dentistry, and dental sedation.
We are Drs. Almeida & Bell of Almeida & Bell Aesthetic Dental Center. Call our office at (720) 306-8057 to schedule a Lone Tree dental exam.
We provide comprehensive restorative and cosmetic dentistry for Denver people of all ages. Our office is located at 8683 East Lincoln Avenue, Suite 200 in Lone Tree. You can learn more about our practice at http://www.almeidadental.com/html/about-us.html.