Each of your teeth has a specific job to do, and your back teeth, which are known as your molars and premolars, are no exception. These teeth grind and crush your food to make it easier for you to swallow your food and for your body to digest it. The cusps on your molars help them in their job, but they also trap bacteria, acid, plaque and food debris that can lead to tooth decay. Our dentist can use dental sealants to protect your molars and premolars.
Sealants are placed on the chewing surfaces of your back teeth and are most effective if placed as soon as the permanent molars erupt. Because of that, most people receive dental sealants between the ages of 6 and 12; however, some adults may be good candidates as well.
Dr. Brian Han will clean and dry the tooth and then treat it with a mild solution to slightly abrade the tooth so the sealant can better adhere to it. When that solution has dried, Dr. Han will apply the sealant.
If you are interested in dental sealants in Fircrest, Washington, for your child, yourself or another member of your family, call Fircrest Family Dental at 253-341-4814 and a member of our team can help you get started.