If you would like extra protection for your teeth or your child’s teeth, ask Dr. Jeff Tulett about dental sealants in Hardin, Montana. These thin plastic coatings are placed on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth to help shield them from decay.

The back teeth, which are called the molars and premolars, have deep grooves that can be difficult to clean properly. Bacteria and plaque can get into these vulnerable areas and cause decay. Having dental sealants placed over these grooves and fissures can help protect the back teeth.

Dental sealants are usually placed on children’s teeth as soon as their premolars and molars grow in. However, sealants can also benefit adults who have no fillings or cavities in the back teeth.

During a dental sealant placement appointment, our dentist or hygienist will first thoroughly clean the surfaces of the back teeth. The teeth are then dried. An acidic solution is placed on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth for a few seconds and then rinsed off. This allows the dental sealant to bond to the teeth properly. After the teeth are dried again, the dental sealant is painted on and allowed to cure.

Please contact Hardin Family Dental at 406-665-3300 today to learn more about dental sealants and to schedule an appointment.