Dental Sealants
Lacey, WA

Young boy smiling with healthy teeth getting dental sealants at Brian K. Rounds, DDS in Lacey, WAThe chewing surfaces of your teeth are pitted with grooves and fissures where food debris and bacteria can easily accumulate. Although brushing and flossing your teeth can get rid of a lot of the debris, it may not be possible to remove all of it. This can lead to a risk of cavities and tooth decay.

At Brian K. Rounds, DDS, Brian K. Rounds, DDS and recommend the use of dental sealants to protect the chewing surface of your teeth from plaque and bacterial attacks.

What are Dental Sealants?

A dental sealant is a thin plastic coating that is applied to your teeth. It forms a protective barrier on the surface of your teeth and prevents food debris and bacteria from getting stuck in the cracks of your teeth. As a result, your teeth may be less prone to developing dental cavities.

Who is a Candidate for Dental Sealants?

Dental sealants are often used in dentistry for kids, since they are one of the most common groups of people that are recommended dental sealants. Children and teenagers are still learning and developing good oral hygiene and dietary habits. However, adults who are at high risk of decay can also benefit from getting dental sealants.
It is a good preventive practice to get sealants on a child’s permanent teeth as soon as they erupt. This way, the sealants can prevent dental cavities from developing during the high-risk ages of six and 14.

In some cases, we may also recommend dental sealants on baby teeth if we see deep grooves developing in them. This will prevent cavities from developing, ensure the baby teeth are not lost early, and ensure the health of the adult teeth as well.

Benefits of Dental Sealants

Dental sealants are applied to the chewing surface of your back teeth. The substance is in putty form and applied in layers, which then harden into a smooth plastic surface that protects your teeth. The benefits of dental sealants include:
•  They fill up and block the tiny cracks and fissures in your back teeth
•  They prevent decay by forming a protective physical barrier
•  The treatment is non-invasive and completely painless
•  The treatment does not require the use of anesthesia or drilling
•  It only takes a few minutes to complete the treatment
•  They are safe for children

With proper care, your dental sealants can last between five to seven years, and even much longer. Make sure that you keep your regular dental appointments so that Brian K. Rounds, DDS and can check for signs of wear on your sealants as well as assess the health of your teeth.
The best part of getting a dental sealant is that it does not have any side effects. Although dental sealants contain a small amount of BPA, it is not enough to cause any negative side effects or harm. As such, dental sealants are completely safe for people of all ages.

Schedule an Appointment With Us

If you are prone to cavities or tooth erosion in your back teeth, it is a good idea to get dental sealants. Call us today at (360) 764-5236 to schedule an appointment so that we can assess the condition of your teeth and make a personalized treatment plan for you.

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