Our youth patients often have a more difficult time keeping their teeth clean. They are still learning good habits and the best way to care for their teeth. Dr. Alder can help protect their teeth while they are learning with dental sealants. Dental sealants will protect teeth from plaque and bacteria, and you will have a significant reduction in decay and dental problems.
What is a dental sealant?
A dental sealant is an application of a plastic material that is safe for your teeth. Dr. Alder applies it using a small brush. This is a painless procedure that does not require pain reliever. Dr. Alder uses the brush to literally paint the sealant product onto the teeth. The sealant will dry hard and should last several years. Dr. Alder will check the status of your sealants during your regular dental exams.
Are sealants just for children?
No, at Alder Dental, we recommend sealants for:
|•||Our patients under the age of 18|
|•||Our adult patients who have continuous problems with decay|
|•||Our patients who request treatment|
By taking care of your teeth, with daily home care, regular dental checkups, and dental sealants, you can help your children maintain healthy teeth during their growing years, and this puts them on a good oral care path for their future.
If you have questions about dental sealants and would like more information, contact Brian Alder, DDS, at our Vancouver, WA office. (360) 831-0831