Dental sealants are a preventive treatment designed to protect the grooves and pits on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth (molars and premolars) from tooth decay. These areas are often difficult to clean with regular brushing and flossing, making them more susceptible to cavities. Sealants form a thin, protective barrier that prevents food particles and bacteria from accumulating in these areas.

Indications for sealants include:

  1. Children and teenagers, as their molars are more prone to cavities
  2. Adults with deep grooves and pits in their molars
  3. Prevention of tooth decay in high-risk individuals

At Trident Smile Studio, Dr. Triplett will carefully evaluate your teeth to determine if dental sealants are a suitable preventive measure for you or your child. The sealant application process is quick and painless, involving the cleaning of the tooth surface, application of the sealant material, and hardening it with a curing light.

Dental sealants, combined with regular dental check-ups, cleanings, and proper oral hygiene, can effectively reduce the risk of cavities and contribute to maintaining long-term oral health.