Dental Pit & Fissure Sealants

Sealants Help Protect Teeth

Yerra Family Dentistry - Woodinville Dentist

What Are Dental Pit & Fissure Sealants?

Sealants provide protection for your teeth by keeping plaque from forming in the tiny crevices of the chewing surfaces. Our team often recommends sealants for children because kids’ teeth have small depressions in them that make them harder to properly clean through brushing alone. Sealants coat these small indentations, forming a protective layer against plaque and decay.

Why Are Sealants Important?

Dental sealants are an effective preventative measure against cavities and tooth decay that we offer here at Yerra Family Dentistry. They can be especially helpful if you or your child has a weakness for sweets and/or a hard time sticking to good dental cleaning habits. Sealants have been shown to reduce cavities by up to 80 percent.

How Sealants Work

Typically, sealants are applied to the molars because these teeth are the ones that do the most chewing and have those deep crevices where bacteria can hide. The sealant will fill in and cover any crevices on the tooth to act as a shield from the bacteria. What makes them even better is that the sealant application process is quick and painless!

How We Can Help: We Can Easily Apply Sealants During Your Next Visit

The process of applying sealants is short, easy, and does not require drilling or the removal of any tooth structure. The sooner they sealants are in place, the less opportunity the oral bacteria will have to build up in the crevices of the molars. Dr. Yerra will check on them during regular cleaning appointments to make sure there aren’t any chips or cracks.

If you have questions about dental sealants for yourself, your child, or other loved ones, don’t hesitate to ask. Call us today at (206) 703-3993 and together we can determine the best solution for you and your family.