Dental Sealants – Hoover, AL

Protect Your Child’s Teeth from Early Decay 

Young girl smiling outdoors after getting dental sealants in Hoover

Many parents want nothing more than to help their child maintain optimal oral health, especially during the earliest years of their life. However, tooth decay always seems to find a way, even with daily oral care. If your child is more susceptible to cavities, dental sealants in Hoover offer an effective solution worth exploring!

Why Choose Moulton Dentistry of Hoover for Dental Sealants?

  • Added Protection Against Cavities for Years
  • Warm and Welcoming Dental Team and Environment
  • Runs on Time and Accommodates Your Busy Schedule

How Are Dental Sealants Placed?

Animated dental instruments placing dental sealants on teeth

Applying dental sealants is quick and easy, and can be done during your child’s routine dental checkup. We begin by thoroughly cleaning the teeth where the sealants will be placed. A solution is then applied to the teeth which will help the sealants better adhere to them. Next, this solution is rinsed off and the teeth are dried. Lastly, the sealants are painted onto the grooves of the teeth and hardened into place with an ultraviolet curing light. It’s that easy!

How Long Do Dental Sealants Last?

Animated tooth with dental sealants

As long as your child’s teeth are properly cared for, dental sealants can last for several years before they need to be reapplied. Provided your child brushes and flosses daily and avoids biting down on hard objects, their teeth should be protected from decay during the years when they’re most prone to developing cavities. During your child’s routine dental appointments, Dr. Moulton can evaluate their sealants to determine if a reapplication is necessary.

Are you interested in an easy way to drastically reduce the number of cavities your son or daughter develops? Give us a call today and ask about dental sealants for your child!