Sealants for Children’s Teeth

At Pure Dental, Dr. Sheela Neral provides comprehensive dental care for patients of all ages as your family dentist in Farmington Hills and Sterling Heights, MI. Sealants are just one dental service that can benefit the health of your mouth. Both adults and children can benefit from sealants, but they are generally recommended for children to prevent tooth decay. Keep reading about sealants and come see us to protect your teeth.

Dental sealants

Dental sealants are made from a plastic resin material applied to the tooth. A sealant forms a protective barrier around the tooth, usually a molar, to prevent tooth decay. Sealants are typically applied to molars because the chewing surfaces of molars are rough and a great place for food particles and bacteria to hide and grow.

A child's first molars appear around the age of six, and as they lose their first set of teeth, the second molars break through around the age of 12. Each set of molars can receive a sealant as soon as they appear. Sealants can even be placed over areas of early decay to help prevent further deterioration and save the tooth. Come see your family dentist in Farmington Hills, MI, or Sterling Heights, MI, for a sealant.

Getting a sealant

Getting a new sealant is a quick and painless appointment that protects your teeth for years! Your dentist will first clean and dry the tooth, and may apply an etching solution so it is prepared for the sealant. Then, the material is painted onto the surface of the tooth with a brush. The material is cured with a special light until it hardens, and you leave the office with extra protection for up to a year.

Pure Dental and Dr. Sheela Neral are proud to be your family dentist in Farmington Hills, MI, and Sterling Heights, MI. We provide sealants to give an extra layer of protection against tooth decay and keep smiles healthy and beautiful! Contact us for an appointment in Farmington Hills at (248) 888-0364, and in Sterling Heights at (586) 268-1040.

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