Dental Sealants in Warren, MI

Protect Your Teeth From Cavities at Warren Family Dentistry

Regular dental visits allow Dr. Sahel Behbood and her team at Warren Family Dentistry to protect your child’s smile. One of the most important preventive treatments we provide at these appointments is dental sealants. Sealants are thin plastic coatings applied where pits and grooves can trap food particles and lead to decay. 

Getting sealants placed can reduce your child’s risk of cavities. Call (586) 574-9500 to schedule your appointment at our Warren, MI, dental office and protect your child’s oral health for years.

What are Dental Sealants?

Dental sealants are thin, plastic coatings that are applied to the chewing surfaces of back teeth. The sealants bond into the grooves and pits on teeth to form a protective shield. This shield keeps out food particles and plaque that can lead to decay.

Sealants are most often placed on permanent molars, which come in around ages six to seven and 12 to 14. The unique morphology of molars makes them prone to trapping debris in the natural pits and grooves. Sealants fill in these crevices to create a smooth surface that’s easier to keep clean with normal brushing and flossing.

How Do Sealants Prevent Cavities?

Without sealants, it’s easy for bacteria and acids to hide in the natural depressions on molars where toothbrushes can’t reach. This allows plaque to build up and eat away at the tooth enamel, eventually resulting in tooth decay.

Dental sealants provide extra protection by:

  • Blocking food, bacteria, and acids from getting under the teeth’s outer layer
  • Stopping cavities from forming in vulnerable pit and groove areas
  • Creating a smooth surface for easier cleaning

Sealants protect the chewing surfaces of teeth and can reduce decay in molars. Getting sealants placed soon after molars erupt provides maximum benefit.

The Dental Sealant Application Process at Warren Family Dentistry

Getting sealants is quick, easy, and painless! At Warren Family Dentistry, Dr. Behbood follows these steps:

  • The tooth surface is cleaned and conditioned to help the sealant adhere properly.
  • A gel or liquid sealant material is brushed evenly over the grooves of the molars and allowed to harden.
  • Dr. Behbood checks the sealants and makes sure full coverage is achieved.
  • Your child can eat and drink normally right after the procedure.

Sealants can last for several years with proper care. Dr. Behbood will evaluate them at regular checkups and reapply as needed. Maintaining good oral hygiene and avoiding biting hard foods can help sealants last.

Frequently Asked Questions

Schedule Your Appointment at Warren Family Dentistry

Don’t wait — get your child’s teeth protected with dental sealants today! Sealants are affordable, non-invasive, and take just minutes to apply. Yet they provide years of cavity prevention by shielding your child’s molars from plaque and bacteria. Dr. Behbood encourages all parents to take advantage of this simple treatment that can save time, money, and dental health down the road.

Schedule your child’s next visit at Warren Family Dentistry by calling (586) 574-9500 to discuss sealants with Dr. Behbood.

Warren Family Dentistry

11250 E. 13 Mile Rd.
Suite 3
Warren, MI 48093

Office Hours

8am – 5pm
10am – 7pm
8am – 5pm
7am – 2pm
8am – 2pm (2nd and 3rd of the month)