Teeth Sealants In Glendale, AZ
A dental sealant is a thin, protective coating that is painted on the chewing surfaces of the teeth to prevent tooth decay. Sealant is typically used on the back teeth (the premolars and molars). Sealants bond into the grooves of the teeth and form a protective shield over the enamel of each tooth.
Brushing and flossing can remove a lot of plaque and food particles from the smooth part of the tooth, it is harder to remove debris from the grooves of the back teeth. Sealants “seal out” plaque and food and prevent decay by protecting the teeth.
Children are most cavity prone between the ages of 6-14 years. This makes children and teens the best candidates for getting their teeth sealed due to the likelihood of tooth decay in the premolars and molars.