Here at Dentistry of Arizona, Dr. Allen Ewell and Dr. Elizabeth Ewell and their team are committed to providing necessary, ethical, and esthetic dental care with a gentle and caring touch. Our team works hard to ensure our patients' comfort and let you leave with a memorable and enjoyable dental experience.
Dental sealant is a coating painted on the teeth to help prevent cavities on the biting surface of the teeth. It attaches to your child’s teeth, smoothing the rough edges, depressions, and grooves that are typically found on teeth. It gives your child’s teeth a protective coating, helping to prevent tooth decay and cavities. They do not cover the in-between parts of the teeth, so it is still important to floss to prevent cavities there.
Sealants are usually done on the back teeth once they have erupted fully. Even if your child brushes and flosses properly, he or she may miss some areas. For this reason, sealants are a good way to protect your child’s teeth.