What are sealants?

Dental sealants are coatings applied to the chewing surface of a tooth. A type of preventive dental treatment, sealants can effectively prevent tooth decay and cavities. A dental sealant is created from a plastic resin material and is painted onto the tooth. This creates a barrier on the tooth, which blocks out bacteria and food particles that cause decay. The sealant also forms a smooth surface on the tooth, which is easier to keep clean than the natural grooves and pits of the tooth surface.

Does my child need sealants?

Our knowledgeable dentist, Dr. Brandon Schvaneveldt, typically recommends sealants for children as soon as their permanent back molars come in, which is usually between the ages of 6 and 12. Sealants can help your child prevent cavities, and dental sealants last for many years to come. The process for applying dental sealants in Logan, Utah is fast and simple; your child’s dental sealants can be applied in just one short, comfortable visit to Ridge View Smile Care. For more information on the advantages of dental sealants, and to schedule your child’s visit, we welcome you to call or visit our dental office today. We are dedicated to protecting your smile!