In order to protect teeth against the dangers of dental erosion, it is important to consider effective tooth prevention treatments such as dental sealants to be placed. Dental sealants are thin coatings that stretch across the chewing surfaces of teeth to ensure that cavities and tooth decay cannot continue to occur. They’re even safe enough to use for children.
Dental sealants are extremely effective for children who are at an increased risk for dental damage. Because children are often at an extreme risk of tooth decay and dental erosion due to excessive sugar consumption, dental sealants should be applied to the surfaces of their teeth. According to the Center for Disease Control, children who have dental sealants are three times less likely to suffer from cavities.
Because dental sealants are safe to use, they can be placed on children as young as six or whenever their first molars grow in. At this time, sealants can be placed directly onto the chewing surfaces and help protect them from any forms of dental erosion that may occur. In terms of longevity, a single dental sealant can often last over a decade before it may need to be repaired or replaced.
Dental sealants are effective tooth restorations that will conceal your natural smile. They go on clear to allow your dentist to determine if any damage is ever occurring underneath them as well. In addition, they will help to greatly protect tooth enamel and lower your risk for tooth decay by as much as 80%. If you’d like to speak with your dentist about a dental sealant treatment, contact our office today
Don’t get left in the dark by having poor oral hygiene without dental sealants. If you would like Dr. J. Brandon Allen and our team at Bullard Family Dentistry to bring you in for a comprehensive exam to determine if dental sealants are right for you, please set up an appointment at our dentist office in Bullard, Texas, by calling us at 903-710-2309.