For our team at Dr. Jeffrey A. Carson’s dental office, preventing decay from occurring and damaging your smile is one of our top priorities. To meet this goal, we offer sealants to protect teeth. Dental sealants are thin plastic coatings that are painted onto your chewing surfaces, namely your pre-molars and molars. These teeth are prone to damage because food particles and bacteria often get trapped in the grooves and ridges, causing decay. Your chewing surfaces can also be hard to clean with normal brushing and flossing. Sealants are designed to create a smooth, easy-to-clean surface that acts as a barrier against decay.
Sealants are one of our simplest treatments and can be completed in just one visit to our office. After your teeth have been cleaned and dried, the sealant is carefully painted on and allowed to harden. In Cleveland, Tennessee, sealants are most often used for children who have not experienced tooth decay or damage. However, there are some instances when sealants can be an appropriate treatment option for adults. If you would like more information about dental sealants and the many ways we take care of your overall oral health, we welcome you to contact our dental office today. Our friendly dentist and dental team are eager to protect your smile!