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Do I need a dental sealant?

boy tasting ripe and fresh raspberries from his fingersPreventative dentistry is a proactive approach to improving the smile’s health and wellness. It can help patients maintain smiles free from infection and decay and can allow a dentist to intervene during earlier stages of common dental issues–before they become extremely damaging and expensive to fix! One way for you to protect your smile is with the use of dental sealants, which can provide an extra layer of protection for patients who may otherwise be more prone to decay.

Do I need a dental sealant?

Dr. Nancy Gill describes a dental sealant as a thin, plastic coating that is applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth — the molars and premolars. This sealant acts as a barrier, protecting the teeth against decay-causing bacteria. Dental sealants may be an important part of one’s preventative dental care plans to reduce the risk of both cavities and infections.

But aren’t dental sealants just for kids?

Sealants are most often used in children, as they are more prone to cavities in their back teeth. However, adults can also benefit from sealants if they have deep grooves in their molars that are difficult to clean. A consultation appointment with the dental team at Golden Dental Solutions can help clarify whether or not you might benefit from dental sealants–regardless of your age!

How do I know if I need a dental sealant?

Not everyone needs dental sealants. Your dentist will assess your risk for tooth decay and recommend sealants if they feel they would be beneficial. Sealants are generally quick and easy to apply, and they can last for several years with proper care. This makes it a fast and affordable solution for patients who want to take extra steps in protecting their smiles.

Contact Golden Dental Solutions today to learn more about dental sealants and other preventative care solutions available at our practice!

Golden, Colorado area patients who are in need of dental sealants or are curious to know if they could benefit from them are encouraged to book a consultation visit with our dentists, Drs. Nancy Gill, Dallas Kenson, or Evelyn Qi. Golden Dental Solutions can be reached by phone by calling 303-277-9600.

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