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Dental Sealants for All

Dental sealants are one of the best ways, next to standard oral care, to help protect your teeth. We invite and encourage all in Elizabeth Colorado to learn about dental sealants and the many benefits that they have for all ages.

Dental Sealant Process

Here at Timberline Dental, we want you to be comfortable throughout any procedure that you may need. With the dental sealant being a small and very fast procedure it creates little to no discomfort for the patient. To place the sealant a small amount of liquid is painted onto the chewing surfaces of the teeth covering the deep, hard to reach areas that are at high risk of accumulating food and germs that can lead to decay. The liquid is then hardened, using a light, creating a smooth surface covering the teeth, immediately making it harder for the tooth to be damaged.

When to Get Dental Sealants?

Even though the sealant can be placed at any time in the dental office, there are certain times where one could be placed to have optimal protection.

Children

It is common and recommended that right when their molars become visible, at around 5-7 years of age and then again at the ages of 11-14, the dental sealant should be placed. After back teeth have become visible, sealants can be placed anytime, but it is encouraged to place immediately.

Adults

Didn’t have the chance to receive dental sealants as a child? Not a problem! Here at Timberline Dental we strongly urge that everyone at any age takes advantage of this great way to shield your teeth. Even if you have had a past of tooth decay, it is always a great idea to take extra measures to prevent any future problems.

Why?

This sealant is to act as an extra form of preventative dentistry along with the standard brushing, flossing and 6-month cleaning
No matter your age, properly cleaning the back teeth and their deep pits can be challenging but having the dental sealant will minimize your risk of decay
These easy to place sealants can last up to about 10 years, therefore they are usually a one- time, painless placement that can be replaced if needed

Please don’t hesitate to call us for any questions or concerns you have regarding dental sealants! We are here to help you take every preventative measure to protect your teeth from decay to keep them as healthy as possible!