What is a sealant?

A sealant is a preventive dental treatment that our experienced dentists may recommend to protect your teeth from decay. A dental sealant is made of a tooth-colored resin material, which is painted onto the chewing surface of the tooth. By blocking out the bacteria and food debris that lead to tooth decay, the sealant prevents decay and cavities. The dental sealant forms a smooth surface over the natural pits and grooves of the tooth surface, which also makes it easier to clean. We can apply dental sealants in just one short, comfortable visit to J. PARHAM DENTISTRY.

Do I need sealants?

Dental sealants are most often recommended for children;  Dr. Parham frequently recommend sealants for the permanent molars as soon as they come in, which is usually between the ages of 6 and 12 years. We may also recommend dental sealants for adult patients whose teeth are prone to decay or for teeth that have not been restored or suffered from decay in the past. Sealants can be a powerful tool in preventing decay and keeping your smile healthy. To learn more about dental sealants in Springdale, Arkansas, we welcome you to call or visit our office today.