Prevent Tooth Decay with Professional Dental Sealants

Dental Sealants


At Foothills Family Dental in Fort Collins, CO 80524, we provide dental sealants as a preventive measure against tooth decay. This simple, yet effective treatment is an excellent way to protect your teeth, especially for children and teenagers, but also for adults prone to cavities.

Shield Your Teeth Against Decay!

What Are Dental Sealants?

Dental sealants are thin, plastic coatings applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth (molars and premolars). These sealants quickly bond into the grooves and depressions of the teeth, forming a protective shield over the enamel of each tooth.

Why Choose Dental Sealants?

  • Preventative Care: Sealants are an excellent preventive tool against cavities and tooth decay.
  • Ideal for Children and Teens: They are particularly beneficial for children and teenagers, who are more prone to cavities.
  • Beneficial for Adults: Adults can also benefit from sealants, especially if they have deep grooves in their teeth or a history of dental decay.

The Dental Sealant Procedure

Applying sealants is a quick, painless, and non-invasive procedure:

  • The teeth are thoroughly cleaned.
  • Each tooth is dried and an acidic solution is applied to roughen the surfaces.
  • The teeth are then rinsed and dried again.
  • The sealant is painted onto the enamel, where it bonds directly and hardens. In some cases, a curing light is used to help the sealant harden

How Long Do Dental Sealants Last?

With proper oral hygiene and care, sealants can last for several years. During your regular dental visits, we will check the condition of your sealants and reapply them if necessary.

Sealants as Part of a Comprehensive Dental Care Plan

While sealants are effective in preventing decay, they are just one part of a comprehensive dental care plan. Regular dental check-ups, proper brushing and flossing, and a balanced diet are crucial for maintaining overall oral health.

Ensuring Comfort and Safety

Our team at Foothills Family Dental is committed to ensuring that every patient, especially children, feels comfortable and safe during their dental treatments.

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