To help prevent decay, Greentree Dental uses sealants as part of your child's total preventive dental care. Dental sealants are thin plastic coatings which are applied to the chewing surfaces of the molars (back teeth). Most tooth decay in children and teens occurs on these surfaces.
Sealants are applied with an easy three-step process:
- We clean the tooth with a special toothpaste.
- A special cleansing liquid is rubbed gently on the tooth with a piece of cotton and then washed off.
- Finally, the sealant is painted on the tooth. It takes about a minute for the sealant to form a protective shield.
One sealant application can last for as long as 5 to 10 years. Sealants should be checked regularly and reapplied if they are no longer in place.