Dental Sealants

Teeth Protection in Westerville, OH

Dental Sealants in Westerville, OH - Westar DentalThe most common areas on your teeth for cavities to develop are the chewing surfaces (the tops) of the back teeth. Even with daily brushing, the pits and grooves of those teeth still trap bacteria and microscopic food debris. Dr. Oh places sealants on those back teeth to form a barrier that prevents cavities from ever starting.

According to ADA new research, everyone has a 95% chance of getting cavities in the pits and fissures of back teeth if sealants are not used in those areas. Sealants reduce cavities by 70% and can also stop small cavities from getting bigger. It is a very simple quick procedure that is done without drilling or injections.

Dental sealants are a thin coating that covers the pits and grooves of the back teeth. They are recommended for children, teenagers, and adults. Sealants are less invasive and far less costly than fillings.

Dr. Oh brushes a liquid material onto the clean tooth surface. This liquid quickly dries using a special light. It is best to have sealants placed as soon as the teeth emerge from under the gums, starting at around age 6. Sealants typically last up to ten years, getting your child past that cavity-prone stage.

Protect those vulnerable teeth from cavities and the stress of needing fillings for many years. Call Westar Dental at (614) 568-4021 to see if your child is ready for sealants.