Dental Sealants

Dental Sealants in Wenatchee, WA

Protecting children’s teeth is important to us at Tveten Dental Care in Wenatchee, WA. We believe that as a parent, it’s recommended that you find dentists near you to take care of your child’s dental health. When children grow up with healthy teeth, they’ll most likely be adults with few or no dental problems.

Dental problems take time to develop. Cavities, for example, grow gradually. People don’t wake up one morning with a large cavity in one of their teeth. Preventive measures can help us protect the dental health of today’s children and tomorrow’s adults. Tveten Dental Care provides children with dental sealants in Wenatchee, WA, every week.

How Do Dental Sealants Work?

A dental sealant works by sealing part of the tooth. Dental sealant materials are applied to premolars and molars. These teeth have grooves. We all have them; they’re not a sign of disease or anything. It’s part of the structure of premolars and molars to have notches and grooves. Bacteria like to take advantage of these areas to grow and replicate. In these grooves, they’re safe from toothpaste and toothbrushes.

Composite resin can be applied as a sealant to close these grooves. By preventing bacteria from using them, we’ll be protecting your child’s teeth from a serious source of infections. Applying tooth sealants is easy, safe, and painless. It takes a few minutes, so we’ll be done before your child starts to become irritable.

Who Needs Dental Sealants?

Anyone can get dental sealants for sensitive teeth, but our focus is mostly on children. Children are prone to dental cavities because of their eating habits and are not usually keen on taking good care of their dental health. Parents should bring in their children between the ages of 6 and 15 for dental sealant application. Dental sealants last a couple of years before they need to be replaced. Applying sealants will not affect your child’s ability to chew or speak. Sealants have no effects on growth either.

Dental Sealants for Adults are also available at our dental office near you. To find out more about dental sealants, call our office.

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