Dental Sealants: How They Can Help Your Oral Health

Would you be surprised to hear that there are quite a few things you can do to keep your pearly whites shining? Would you be surprised to hear that dental sealants are also useful? In reality, sealants are extremely useful because they can help children keep their teeth healthy.

As you may already know, the tooth enamel is the outer, protective layer of your teeth. Sealants essentially offer a second layer of protection. However, if you’re hoping to have sealants placed, your teeth will need to be healthy. Naturally, we may be able to help you address issues you may be coping with before we place your sealants. Still, we typically recommend sealants for children rather than adults.

Finally, please don’t misunderstand: brushing and flossing are still important after your sealant has been placed. You should also remember to clean your back teeth. This is also important because sealants are typically placed on your back teeth because they’re difficult to clean. Finally, please note that if you care for your sealants properly, they may last for ten years.

If you have more questions about dental sealants in Orem Utah, or are hoping to set up an appointment with our dentist, Dr. Douglas B Ball, please feel free to contact Dental Center by calling 801.224.6165. We look forward to your call.