Buckhead family dentist Dr. Deborah King focuses your dental care on the prevention of disease and decay in an effort to help you enjoy the best quality of life with a healthy, functional smile.
Routine dental care and good oral hygiene habits are the foundation of lifelong oral health. Dr. King and her team take time to offer personalized tips as well as educate patients on how to effectively brush and floss the teeth to avoid cavities and gum disease. In addition, Dr. King offers dental sealants for patients of all ages to provide a barrier against invasive bacteria on tooth surfaces and reduce the risk of tooth decay in larger teeth.
Dental sealants can be placed on your child’s back molars once erupted, typically around the age of 10 and later. Adult patients who are more prone to tooth decay can also benefit from the placement of dental sealants.
Dental Sealants: What To Expect
Made from thin layers of resin, dental sealants are placed on the back molar. This helps prevent tooth decay from bacteria that can hide in the grooves and pits of these teeth.