Preventive Sealants

Dentistry at Westland is a full service dental practice offering the state- of-the- art professional dentistry for the entire family. As a parent you know how important it is to get your kids to brush their teeth. You also know just how difficult this can be.

Dental sealants are a safe and effective way to reduce cavities among school-aged children, by preventing cavity-causing bacteria from getting into the pits and fissures that exist on the chewing surfaces of all teeth. Basically, dental sealants are a plastic coating placed over teeth that act as a barrier against tooth decay. Sealants significantly reduce your child’s risk of developing cavities, and have also been shown in some cases, to actually stop tooth decay that has already begun.

Dental sealants should not be considered a substitute for teaching your child good oral hygiene from an early age, but they can be an additional layer of defense in the battle against tooth decay.