If your teeth are prone to developing cavities, our experienced dentist may recommend dental sealants. Sealants are a type of preventive treatment used to protect your teeth from decay and keep your teeth and smile healthy. Your sealants can be applied quickly and comfortably during your routine dental cleanings or exams, and once placed, they offer protection against decay-causing factors for several years.
Dental sealants are made of a clear or tooth-colored resin material. This material is painted onto the chewing surface of the teeth, where it forms a smooth coating over the natural pits and grooves of the tooth surface. The sealant then works to block out the bacteria and food debris that cause cavities. This smooth coating also makes it easier to keep your teeth clean with regular brushing and flossing.
Dental sealants are most frequently provided for children when their permanent molars come in (between the ages of 6 and 12 years), but our dentist may also recommend them as a great option for adults whose teeth are more susceptible to decay.
We invite you to contact MI Smile Team at 586-254-3860 for more information about dental sealants in Sterling Heights, Michigan, and to schedule an appointment with Dr. Bruno Giglio.