What Are Sealants?
Sealants are a preventive dentistry treatment to protect the teeth and gums from bacteria, plaque, and tartar, to preserve oral health. Aside from routine dental exams and cleanings, one of the most common preventive services is dental sealants. Sealants bond to the teeth and create a barrier that literally blocks out bacteria so that it cannot destroy healthy tooth enamel. Our dentists routinely offer dental sealants to our patients in Ardmore, OK who may be vulnerable to tooth decay and other oral health complications.
Who Should Receive Sealants?
Dental sealants are applied using a non-invasive technique that is safe for virtually any patient. While dental sealants can be applied to patients of any age, they are typically offered to pediatric dental patients and teens. These patients tend to be the most at risk for dental cavities and more advanced stages of tooth decay. Dental sealants are a great way to protect the teeth of patients who are still learning proper brushing techniques and oral hygiene habits, or those who have other conditions that put them at a higher risk of dental complications.