Dental Sealants in Salem, OR
Dental sealants serve as a barrier between your tooth and food particles. Dr. Wendell King, located in Salem Oregon, uses dental sealants as a way to seal the tooth, blocking bacteria from contact with the tooth which is especially useful on your back teeth in the fissures and crevices.
Why should I get dental sealants?
Some patients, particularly our children, have a difficult time brushing all the nooks and crannies of our teeth. Debris can be missed when it settles in tiny places on our teeth and will then cause decay. Dr. King is able to protect those teeth using this plastic product called dental sealants. By protecting your teeth from bacteria and plaque, you will see a significant reduction in dental problems.
How are dental sealants applied?
Dental sealants are applied with a small soft brush. It is painted onto the teeth in a liquid form that then dries hard. This is a painless procedure that causes no discomfort, no medication or anesthesia is necessary beforehand.
Am I a candidate for sealants?
At King Dental, we recommend all of our child patients receive dental sealants. Without them, a majority of children will experience one, if not multiple, cavities before they reach adulthood. With dental sealants, we are seeing increasingly more children reach adulthood without ever experiencing a cavity, helping them maintain healthy teeth during those growing years.
We also recommend our adult patients who are experiencing problems with decay to consider dental sealants. This will help you maintain a much healthier smile.
We are happy to answer any questions you have about dental sealants.
Please contact our Salem, OR office at: 503-588-0061