Josh Peyser DMD

Board Certified Pediatric Dentist

Pediatric Dentist North Charleston
4921 Centre Pointe Drive Suite 201
North Charleston, SC 29418

(843) 277-0772

Sealants

Pediatric Dentist North Charleston

Sealants are highly effective in preventing tooth decay and cavities on your child’s molars. These areas are the most susceptible to cavities due to the anatomized grooves.

Typically, children get sealants on their permanent molars as soon as these teeth come in. These sealants can protect the teeth through the cavity-prone years of ages 6 to 14. However, adults without decay or fillings in their molars can also benefit from sealants.

The process of applying sealants is easy and fast. The application steps are as follows:

  • We thoroughly clean the teeth
  • The teeth are dried
  • A liquid solution is put on the chewing surfaces of the teeth
  • The solution is cured using a special curing light

Sealants act as a barrier and protect the enamel from plaque and acids. They may last for several years before a reapplication is needed. While the sealant remains intact, the tooth surface will be protected from decay.

Sealants are not a substitute for brushing your child’s teeth. It is important to maintain proper oral hygiene and keep up with professional dental cleanings. Also, sealants do not protect between the teeth, so it is essential to continue to floss daily.

For more information or to request an appointment, contact Sweet Tooth Pediatric Dentistry.