Dental sealants are simple coating barriers designed to prevent tooth decay. Sealants are usually applied to the back molars, which is a common site for tooth decay because the grooves and pits on the chewing surface of these teeth easily accumulate bacteria and food debris. Dental sealants help to prevent tooth decay by:
- Creating a smooth surface on the tooth, which is easier to keep clean
- Acting as a barrier to protect the tooth from plaque, acids, and bacteria
Dental Sealants for Taylorsville Children
At Michael B. Hill DDS PC, we recommend that children have sealants applied as soon as their back molars come in, which is typically between the ages of six and twelve. Dr. Hill, our experienced dentist, may also recommend sealants to adults whose teeth are especially prone to decay. Dental sealants can be applied in just one short, painless visit to our Taylorsville, Utah dental office. We welcome you to call our office today to learn more about dental sealants and preventive dentistry. We look forward to caring for you and your family!