Dental Sealants

Protect Teeth with Dental Sealants at Our Grand Rapids, MI Office

Dental sealants in our Grand Rapids office.

Teeth are composed of some of the hardest materials in the human body, yet they are still quite vulnerable. Decay can easily set in, especially in areas that are difficult to reach with dental floss and a toothbrush. This is where sealants come in.

Dental sealants are polymers that act as a shield for the molars or back teeth. These teeth are filled with valleys and ridges, making them the perfect place for bacteria to hide. Molars are also hard to access for at-home oral hygiene, especially for children.

By sealing the most vulnerable grooves, sealants can significantly extend the tooth’s integrity before bacteria can establish decay. With proper oral hygiene and routine professional care, these benefits can extend well into adulthood.

Sealants are both minimally invasive and effective. They are an excellent early preventative measure for protecting teeth most susceptible to decay, as bacteria are able to penetrate young teeth with immature enamel more easily. Sealant application is completely painless and straightforward.

Call us at (616) 957-0303 to learn more about arranging your child’s sealants.