What is a sealant?
One of the preventative treatments our team offers is dental sealants. While we recommend regular brushing and flossing, sealants can also be used to prevent decay. Dental sealants are a thin material that is painted onto the chewing surface. From there, it seeps into hard to reach areas, essentially protecting those areas from bacteria. Our talented dentist can apply dental sealants in Biloxi, Mississippi, in just one visit.
Who should have dental sealants?
Dental sealants are usually recommended for children. Because these sealants are most often used to protect the back teeth, Dr. Mario J. Roybal often suggests them for children whose teeth have teeth have just come in, usually between 6 and 12 years old. When sealants are applied at this age, your child’s smile can have an extra level of protection during cavity prone years. Sealants can also be recommended for adults whose teeth do not have decay or fillings. In some instances, sealants should be used for primary teeth, in order to help permanent teeth erupt correctly. If you have any questions about the benefits of dental sealants, or any of the other services we offer, please feel free to contact us today. We look forward to caring for your smile.