What is a sealant?
Dr. Jen wants to ensure your child maintains a healthy mouth for life!
Fissure sealants are a preventative plastic coating, painted onto permanent or adult molars and sometimes premolars, which help to prevent cavities on the biting surface of those at-risk teeth. The best time to place these sealants is soon after your child’s 6 year molars erupt into the mouth.
Dr. Jen’s certified dental assistants are well-trained to help your child through the often new process and explain at their level what they are doing 🙂
The key with fissure sealants is your child’s cooperation in order to keep the saliva off and the tooth as dry as possible! With these ideal conditions, a sealant can be expected to last about 5 years. Thereafter, Dr. Jen will re-evaluate the tooth for replacement based on your child’s risk for cavities by their diet and amount of plaque on their teeth.