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If you’re concerned about the health of your children’s teeth – and specifically, preventing cavities since they’re a time-consuming and costly problem – then we recommend you take a few moments to look at dental sealants and consider them as an option for your kids.

Also, bear in mind that just because sealants are primarily used for children, you can get them as well if you and Dr. Clark Romney feel you need them.

Dental sealants in Salt Lake City, Utah, are basically a durable, plastic resin that the dentist paints onto the biting surface of your molars and premolars. A special ultraviolet light is then used to harden the resin, creating a barrier between any harmful particles and the healthy tooth enamel.

We often recommend having dental sealants applied immediately following your regular dental checkup. This way we know the enamel is thoroughly cleaned and prepared. Once the sealants have hardened in place, they will be very durable. Even with brushing twice a day, they should last for years.

Again, remember that sealants work well for you and your kids. Children aren’t known for being the best at taking care of their oral health, which is why sealants are so often recommend for them. However, if you’re having trouble with your own oral health, sealants may be able to help.

If you have any other questions or need to schedule an appointment, call us today at 801.960.7913.