Sealants are one of the best preventative measures you can take to ensure your child’s oral health. However, sealants aren’t just for kids! Adults can also have sealants applied to their premolars and molars to protect against decay. Although the National Institutes of Health recommends that sealants first be applied at around age seven to nine, there is nothing preventing grown-ups from receiving this protective treatment.
What are Sealants?
Dental sealants are thin polymer coatings that Dr. Thorne can apply to the back teeth – those teeth that are so difficult to clean properly with brushing and flossing. Sealants will last for years and help protect these teeth against the harmful acids secreted by undesirable oral bacteria. People with sealants experience fewer cavities in their back teeth.
It is quick and simple to receive sealants. Dr. Thorne brushes the coating onto the molars and premolars, then allows it to dry. There is no pain or discomfort whatsoever. To schedule an appointment for sealants, call us at (817) 503-8000 now.