Dental Sealants in
Eden Prairie, MN
Some teeth need more protection than others, no matter how often you brush and floss. At Prairie Dental Group, we happily offer dental sealants for kids and adults. With dental sealants, your teeth will have an extra layer of protection to shield them against decay and food particles. Call our office to schedule an appointment for dental sealants in Eden Prairie today!
What are dental sealants?
Dental sealants are a thin, protective coating applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. The back teeth, known as molars, often contain deep grooves that can be difficult to clean when brushing and flossing. When a dental sealant is layered on top of the molar, bacteria, food particles, and acids are prevented from collecting in the deep grooves, reducing the risk of decay and other dental issues. Though dental sealants provide protection, dental sealants are not a substitute for brushing and flossing.
Are dental sealants safe?
As with any dental treatment, safety is our top priority. While the American Dental Association has approved dental sealants for kids and adults, our team will always consider individual health factors before placing dental sealants. If our team determines dental sealants are right for you, you can expect the dental sealants to last at least five years. If a dental sealant falls off or is causing concern, we encourage you to reach out to our office.
Who should get dental sealants?
Early cavity prevention is highly beneficial in maintaining your natural smile. Though early cavity prevention is best, making dental sealants for kids a great preventive treatment, that doesn’t mean adults can’t also benefit from dental sealants. Any patient at risk of developing cavities or would like extra protection in combination with their oral hygiene routine can benefit from getting dental sealants and should reach out to our office to learn more!