Dental Sealants in Lewiston

If you want to give your teeth extra protection from decay and cavities, dental sealants are a great option. Next to fluoride treatments, dental sealants are one of the highest recommended preventative procedures that a dentist can offer. By combining healthy dental habits like brushing and flossing with the application of dental sealants you can drastically reduce the chances of cavities forming in your teeth. 

What Are Dental Sealants?

Dental sealants are thin coating placed on the teeth that helps protect them from decay. Dental sealants are often made of a thin plastic coating or from other dental materials. This coating binds to the chewing surface of your molars providing additional protection. Even with perfect brushing and flossing, it is difficult to keep molars clean. Molars are often rough, uneven, and have irregular shapes that can make cleaning difficult. By using sealants we can provide extra protection for kids, teens, and adults. Sealants have been shown to provide an 80% decrease in the risk of tooth decay in molars. 

When Can You Start Getting Dental Sealants?

Dental sealants are recommended for children and teens as soon after their molars erupt. Most kids will get their first set of molars as early as age six, and their second set of molars around age 12. It is beneficial to apply dental sealants early so that those teeth are protected. Kids have a significantly higher risk of dental decay than adults, so it is wise to ask your dentist when they think your kids are ready for dental sealants. 


Teeth Cleaning

Beyond dental sealants, regular dental cleanings are a necessary dental procedure to help both kids and adults prevent tooth decay and address dental issues as they arise.

Dental Checkups

Dental sealants do not require patients to make a special appointment, many dentists will offer to apply sealants during a regular check-up once a child’s molars are fully present.

Schedule A Dental Cleaning in Lewiston

If you have questions about dental sealants for your children and teens or you would like to schedule a dental appointment for anyone in your family, we would be happy to set that up for you. Simply give us a call or send us a new or returning patient form.

Real Clients, Real Stories

My 6 year old daughter has been attending Joy Dentistry for a year. She loves her hygienist Jen. She relates really well to her. She explains what she is doing to my daughter in language she will understand. Great place for children.

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