Dental Sealants

Happy child with toy denturesEven with good dental hygiene habits, there are hard to reach spots in your mouth where stubborn plaque build-up can lead to decay. Back teeth in particular, with their narrow, deep grooves in the chewing part of the tooth, can be difficult to keep clean. Your toothbrush and floss simply can't get into every nook and cranny, and plaque will take advantage of the situation.

We can help you fight back with dental sealants. Basically, these flowable bondings bonded into the grooves of the chewing surfaces of your teeth to help shield them from plaque and the formation of tooth decay. Prior to placing the sealants, Dr. Johnson will use air abrasion to clean out the grooves of the tooth’s surface to prevent future decay.

Dental sealants are mostly recommended for children during the decay-prone years. They are an affordable, smart investment in your child's dental health. Where dental sealants are concerned, there is much truth to the old saying that "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure."