If you would like to protect your children’s teeth from decay, dentist Michael D. Doty, DDS may recommend dental sealants. We are committed to helping you keep your smile healthy, and sealants are one of the preventive services we offer to meet this goal. Sealants are made of a thin coating that is brushed over the chewing surface of the tooth, sealing the natural pits and grooves where tooth decay often forms. This creates a smooth surface that blocks out plaque and food debris. Sealants can also make it easier to effectively clean your children’s teeth with normal brushing, which further prevents tooth decay.
Dental sealants are most often recommended for children; Dr. Doty frequently recommends sealants for all molars as soon as they come in, which is usually between the ages of 6 and 12 years. To learn more about dental sealants in Abingdon, Virginia, and how we can keep your smile in good health, we welcome you to call or visit our office today.