Dental sealants are placed on permanent molars and premolars which have on their biting surfaces deep pits and fissures (deep grooves in permanent molars and premolars). Food and plaque collect in these areas where it is difficult for a toothbrush to remove and provides an ideal spot for decay to form. We have observed in our office that sealants have substantially reduced the amount of decay by protecting these vulnerable spots on tooth enamel.
Sealants help protect the chewing surfaces of the enamel from sugary treats, sodas, juice and sports drinks. They take only a few minutes to apply and should last for years as long as the child does not chew bubble gum, ice or hard sticky candy. For the best results, sealants should be applied to adult molars and premolars as soon as possible after they erupt. Some primary teeth may require sealants.
As a parent, we would have you seriously consider the use of sealants for your children and have it applied. The savings will be worth your preventive decision. If this is an important consideration, we invite you to contact our office at 801-562-8700 for more information about dental sealants in Cottonwood Heights, Utah, and to set up an appointment with Dr. Albert Evans.