Dental sealants are a preventive treatment recommended by our dentists to help safeguard your teeth from cavities and decay. Sealants are made of a clear or tooth-colored resin material, which our dentists skillfully apply to the chewing surfaces of your teeth. They then act as a protective barrier against harmful bacteria and food particles, which are common culprits behind tooth decay.

One of the standout features of dental sealants is their ability to create a smooth, impermeable coating over the natural pits and grooves found on tooth surfaces. This not only offers protection but also simplifies the process of maintaining good oral hygiene through regular brushing.

While dental sealants can benefit patients of all ages, they are most frequently recommended for children. Typically, our dentists and team suggest applying sealants to the permanent molars as soon as they emerge, which generally occurs between the ages of 6 and 12 years. However, adults with teeth prone to decay or a history of dental issues can also benefit from this preventive measure.

Applying dental sealants is a quick and comfortable procedure, often completed in a single visit to Dental Excellence of Kennesaw. The result is a strengthened defense against tooth decay, ensuring a healthier and brighter smile, and once in place the sealants will last for several years to offer lasting protection for your smile.

Contact us at 770-429-0955 to learn more about dental sealants in Kennesaw, Georgia, and make your appointment with Dr. Lisa Kirshenbaum or Dr. Thomas Shaw.