Taking good care of the teeth is easy with brushing, flossing, and routine dental visits. However, it cannot be easy to get a deep cleaning of the teeth every day—especially for children. This is why the team at Bella Hanono Family Dentistry often recommends the placement of dental sealants as an extra step towards protecting the smile.
What are dental sealants?
Dental sealants are best described as a protective coating for the teeth. The sealant is used throughout the smile but makes the biggest difference when used on the molars in the back of the smile. The grooves and crevices in molars make them susceptible to tooth decay as food can become stuck in these areas. Dental sealants help make the molars smoother, which reduces the chances of developing problems even if a patient is unable to brush the area properly. Dental sealants are best utilized for children who may not be as thorough about brushing their teeth as an adult. However, patients of any age can have dental sealants placed.
What are the benefits of dental sealants?
Dental sealants are:
- Clear and discreet
- Useful for both children and adults
Who is a candidate for dental sealants?
Oftentimes, our team will recommend placing dental sealants in children to give them extra protection against the risk of developing tooth decay. We also use dental sealants in adults, who may be more susceptible to tooth decay for various reasons. Dr Bella Hanono and her team are pleased to talk to both children and adults about the advantages of dental sealants in achieving and maintaining good oral health and wellness.
Are you keen to learn more about the benefits of dental sealants for kids and adults? Contact our team at (770) 343-4052 to request an appointment with Dr. Bella Hanono at Bella Hanono Family Dentistry. We can assist you and your family achieve healthy, beautiful smiles with the best possible care in the Alpharetta, GA area. We are conveniently located at 3155 North Point Pkwy, Bldg G Suite 200, Alpharetta, GA 30005, and accept new and established patients and families.