Who qualifies for sealants?
The development of pit and fissure decay begins early in life, making children and teenagers excellent candidates for the procedure. The protection provided by the sealants is, however, beneficial for patients of all ages.
What else can I do to prevent tooth decay?
Preventing tooth decay and maintaining a healthy mouth is a matter of good oral hygiene. Twice-daily brushing with an American Dental Association approved fluoride toothpaste, regularly cleaning between the teeth with floss or other interdental cleaners, eating a balanced diet and limiting snacks, and visiting your dentist regularly are all key components of a healthy smile. With a proper dental care routine, dental sealants can be a great ally in your fight against tooth decay and disease. Ask your dentist about whether sealants can put a little extra power behind your prevention program.