Dental Sealants in Kansas City, MO

Dental Sealants for Adults and Children

Sometimes, teeth can use a little extra help to reduce the chances of bacteria turning into cavities or decay. Blue Stream Dental would like to help by providing dental sealants, which can give you a leg up on cavity prevention. To learn more about how our dentist, Dr. Ledford, can seal your children’s teeth with dental sealants, please call us today!

A sealant is a preventive dental treatment that our dentist may recommend to protect your teeth from decay. It is made of a clear or tooth-colored resin material, which is painted onto the chewing surface of the tooth. By blocking out the bacteria and food debris that lead to tooth decay, the sealant prevents decay and cavities. The dental sealant forms a smooth surface over the natural pits and grooves of the tooth surface, which also makes it easier to effectively clean your teeth with normal brushing.

Dental sealants are most often recommended for children; our dentist frequently recommends sealants for the permanent molars as soon as they come in, which is usually between the ages of 6 and 12 years. We may also recommend dental sealants for adult patients whose teeth are prone to decay or for teeth that have not been restored or suffered from decay in the past. We can apply dental sealants in just one short, comfortable visit to our practice. To learn more about dental sealants and how we can keep your smile in good health, call or visit our office today.