Sealants are a preventive dental treatment that is a great way to protect your teeth from decay. Dental sealants are very thin coatings made of resin that help to prevent tooth decay. Because the dental sealant is simply painted onto the tooth, the process for applying dental sealants in Germantown, Tennessee is completely comfortable and painless. Sealants can be applied in just one short visit to Kizer Dental Associates.
Dental sealants are often recommended for children. Dr. Kizer and Dr. Smith, our caring dentists, recommend that sealants be placed on the back permanent teeth (molars and pre-molars) as soon as they erupt, which is typically between the ages of 6 and 12. The back teeth are especially prone to decay because of their deep pits and grooves, which are harder to keep clean. The dental sealant forms a smooth surface on the tooth, which is easier to keep clean. The sealant also acts as a barrier, blocking out the bacteria and food particles that can result in tooth decay. We may also suggest dental sealants for adults whose teeth are prone to decay. To learn more about how dental sealants can protect your teeth from decay, we invite you to call or visit us today!