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Tooth decay can cause many negative and harmful problems for your oral health. Without prompt dental treatment, the cavity will keep growing and effecting more and more of your smile. Eventually, it could result in total tooth loss and a periodontal infection. Our dentist can help you protect vulnerable teeth from cavities by placing dental sealants.

Your back teeth–namely, the permanent molars and premolars–are at an increased risk of tooth decay because their deep grooves in the biting surfaces often trap the plaque and food particles in your smile. These areas may also be difficult to clean, which can allow large cavities to develop. One way to prevent cavities is to have our team at Kootenai Family Dental apply dental sealants to the biting surfaces.

Dental sealants are durable, plastic shells that our dentist paints onto your teeth and hardens with a special ultraviolet light, forming a coating of protection between the tooth enamel and any bacteria in your mouth.

We often recommend that you receive dental sealants at the end of a routine dental checkup so that we can be sure the tooth enamel has been thoroughly cleaned first. The hardened dental sealants are very durable and should last many years, if though you are brushing your teeth twice a day.

To learn more about how dental sealants in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, can help you preserve the health of your smile, contact Kootenai Family Dental at 208-966-6054 today and schedule an appointment with our dentist, Dr. Alexis LaRose.