Taking good care of the teeth is easy with brushing, flossing, and routine dental visits. However, it can be difficult to get a deep cleaning of the teeth every day—especially for children. This is why the team at Proffitt Dentistry in Maryville, TN often recommends the placement of dental sealants as an extra step towards protecting the smile.

What are dental sealants?

Dental sealants are a protective coating for the teeth and used throughout the smile, but makes the biggest difference when it is used on the molars in the back of the smile. The grooves and crevices in molars make them susceptible to tooth decay as food can become stuck in these areas. Dental sealants help to make the molars smoother, thereby reducing the chances of any problems developing, even though the patient is able to brush properly. Although dentists use Dental sealants more for children who may not be as thorough about brushing their teeth as an adult, even adults can have dental sealants placed.

What are the benefits of dental sealants?

Dental sealants are:

  • Affordable
  • Effective
  • Clear and discreet
  • Useful for both children and adults
  • Protective

Who is a candidate for dental sealants?

Oftentimes, our team will recommend the placement of dental sealants in children to give them an extra layer of protection against the risk of developing tooth decay. Dr. William Proffitt and his experienced team are pleased to talk to both children and adults about the advantages of dental sealants when it comes to achieving and maintaining good oral health and wellness.

Are you interested in learning more about the benefits of dental sealants for kids and adults?

Contact our team at (865) 432-0804 to request an appointment with Dr. William Proffitt at Proffitt Dentistry, to help you and your family in achieving healthy, beautiful smiles with the best possible care in the Maryville, TN area. We are conveniently located at 811, High St, Maryville, TN 37804 and accept new and established patients and families.