Expertly Applied Dental Sealants for Patients in Colmar, PA
Careful brushing and flossing are always your first line of defense against cavities, but those back teeth can be hard to reach. That’s why we offer dental sealants. Sealants are a thin coating of polymer that protects teeth from decay for years. They’re appropriate for both children and adults.
Getting sealants is entirely painless and very quick. After a professional cleaning, Dr. Govani applies a gel to texture the surface of your molars. This allows the sealant to form a better seal. Next, the sealant is applied and allowed to dry. That’s all there is to it!
Benefits of Sealants
Sealants are incredibly effective at preventing tooth decay in molars. In fact, the American Dental Association states that sealants can reduce cavities in these teeth by up to 80%. The sealants prevent bacterial acids from eating through your teeth’s surfaces and damaging enamel.
Sealants should be applied soon after a child gets their first molars, around six or seven years old. Adults can also receive sealants to protect themselves from tooth decay.
To learn more about sealants for yourself or your child, call North Penn Dental Care at (215) 822-9600 now!