At Briarwood Valley Dentistry, Dr. Hanna believes that the best way to treat dental problems is by preventing them from happening in the first place. Our Kalamazoo, MI office offers a wide array of preventative pediatric dentistry treatments, one of which is the application of sealants.

What Are Dental Sealants?

A dental sealant is a plastic resin that bonds to the hard-to-reach grooves in the chewing surfaces of the teeth. When a tooth is sealed, the tooth surface becomes much smoother and easier to brush. Sealants are generally applied to the teeth of children during the years they’re most likely to develop tooth decay, though sealants can also be used on adults’ teeth as well.

The Benefits of Sealants

Having sealants applied to a child’s teeth can offer benefits in many different ways, including:

  • Providing extra defense against tooth decay
  • Protecting against the development of plaque
  • Making tooth brushing easier
  • Providing protection for three to five years, although in some cases, sealants can last much longer

Contact Your Portage and Kalamazoo, MI Pediatric Dentist Today

If you’re in or around the areas of Kalamazoo or Portage, MI and in search of pediatric dentistry, we encourage you to fill out our online appointment request form. Alternatively, you can give our Kalamazoo office a call at (269) 349-3203. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us. We look forward to hearing from you!