Brushing and flossing your teeth cannot always remove all of the food and plaque from the crevices of the back teeth. Sealants can protect these areas by sealing out plaque. Dental sealants are a thin, plastic coating that is painted on the chewing surfaces of the molars and premolars to protect them from decay. If you would like to protect your or your child’s teeth from decay, ask Dr. Spelman and Dr. Orlando about dental sealants in Hopewell, New Jersey.
Sealants are often used on children and teenagers because they are more prone to cavities from the age of 6 to age 14. In many cases, they have sealants placed on their molars or premolars as soon as they come in. However, adults can also benefit from dental sealants if they do not have decay or fillings in their molars. Sealants can protect your teeth or your child’s teeth from decay for up to 10 years. However, they need to be checked for chipping and wear at your regular teeth cleaning appointments. Our dentists can replace dental sealants as needed.
We encourage you to contact Orlando Family Dentistry, LLC today to learn if dental sealants are for you and to schedule your next visit.