Dental sealants are recognized by the American Dental Association as a way to help protect teeth from cavities. The sealant is a thin, plastic film applied to the surface of the teeth that hardens under a curing light. It can last up to 10 years.
Sealants are especially helpful for molars and hard to reach teeth that are prone to cavities. Some of the benefits of dental sealants include:
- Protecting pits or grooves in the teeth that are prone to tooth decay
- Providing a physical barrier to keep bacteria from destroying enamel
- Helping protect teeth in children with poor brushing habits
Rodeo Dental offers sealant application to patients of all ages, but it is particularly effective for children. Ask us for more information about this effective (and completely painless!) preventative procedure.