One of the preventive treatments our dentists may recommend is dental sealants. Sealants work to protect your teeth from cavities and decay and are particularly effective in safeguarding your molars and premolars – teeth known for their susceptibility to decay due to their natural pits and grooves.

Sealants are made of a liquid resin material that is painted onto the chewing surfaces of the teeth. Once applied, sealants harden to form a smooth, protective layer, protecting the teeth from harmful bacteria and food particles. Sealants can be applied quickly and comfortably as part of your regular dental visits, and once in place last for several years to offer long-term protection. In addition to protecting your teeth from cavities, sealants also facilitate easier cleaning with regular brushing and flossing.

Dental sealants are primarily recommended for children and teenagers, as these age groups are most at risk for developing cavities, especially in the grooves and depressions of the molars and premolars that emerge during these growth phases. By applying sealants to these teeth shortly after they erupt, we can significantly reduce the risk of cavities. However, adults with no fillings or decay can also benefit from sealants, particularly if their teeth exhibit deep grooves or depressions.

Incorporating dental sealants into your oral health care serve as a pivotal step towards maintaining a healthy, vibrant smile. We welcome you to call our team today to learn more about dental sealants in DeWitt and Stuttgart, Arkansas, and make an appointment with Dr. Randall Hestir, Dr. J. Doug Allen, Dr. John (Holt) Hestir or Dr. Catriona Oltmann.

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