Our dentist and team often use dental sealants as a way of keeping your teeth free from decay. Depending on the smile’s needs, Dr. Todd M. Roby may recommend that you or a loved one get dental sealants in Longmont, Colorado, during your next appointment.
What Is a Dental Sealant?
Dental sealants are made from a clear or tooth-colored resin material that is painted onto the chewing surface of the teeth. This creates a smooth surface that coats the pits and grooves on the tooth surface.
What Are the Benefits of the Treatment?
Throughout the day, our teeth become subject to various food debris and forms of bacteria. The food and bacteria typically settle into the natural grooves and pits of the teeth, and when left on the tooth surface, it can lead to tooth decay. Because of the way food gets trapped in the natural tooth grooves, it can be difficult to fully remove the debris, leaving your teeth susceptible to decay.
A dental sealant covers those tooth grooves, blocking food from settling into the teeth and making it easier to effectively brush and clean your teeth to keep them healthy and fresh.
Who Should Get a Dental Sealant?
Although we typically recommend that children get this preventive treatment, often as young as between 6 to 12 years of age, we also often recommend that some adults get sealants to keep their teeth free from damage.
If you are interested in getting this treatment, schedule an appointment at 303-776-2020. We can give you this service during your next appointment with our team.