What Are Sealants?
Fortunately, at Park West Dental — your local Idaho Falls, ID family dentists — Drs. Drake and Jacobson can include sealants in your child’s dental plan: a noninvasive, preventive tooth-decay treatment that protects teeth and keeps them healthy while they mature and strengthen. Dental sealants are made from a resin material that is used to coat the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. It is painted on and seals the nooks and crannies in the teeth so that food and other plaque-causing materials that cause cavities are kept out.
At Park West Dental , the procedure for applying sealants is simple, painless, fast, and takes only one visit. First Drs. Drake and Jacobson will remove decay from your teeth and thoroughly clean and dry them. Next the sealant material is painted on the chewing surface. It will naturally bond to the tooth on its own; however, a special light may be used to speed the process, helping the sealant to harden in just a couple of minutes.