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Are you concerned about your dental health, or that of your child? Would you like to give your smile or your child’s smile an extra burst of protection? Ask us about dental sealants. Dental sealant is a plastic material that is painted thinly over the chewing surfaces of the back teeth to protect them from decay.

Why are dental sealants used?
The molars and premolars have deep fissures on their chewing surfaces. Because of this, they can be very difficult to clean properly. Plaque and food particles can gather in the grooves, causing decay. Dental sealant can be used to shield these areas from plaque and food particles.

Who can benefit from dental sealants?
Dental sealants are usually placed on a child’s molars and premolars as soon as they grow in. However, adults with no cavities or dental work in the back teeth can also benefit from dental sealants.

How long do dental sealants last?
Dental sealants usually last for several years before they need to be reapplied by our dentists. The sealants will be examined during regular dental visits.

We welcome you to contact Kootenai Family Dental at 208-966-6054 today to learn more about dental sealants in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, and to schedule an appointment with Dr. LaRose and Dr. Smith.