Are you aware of the benefits of dental sealants? Dental sealants are highly effective tooth restoration treatments that are designed to improve your smile by covering up surface ailments associated with tooth decay. Tooth decay occurs when harmful acids chew through your tooth enamel. However, dental sealants are painted onto the chewing surfaces of your tooth enamel to ensure that these acids will not be able to damage your enamel any further.
A child’s smile can use a dental sealant, as they are safe and effective at an early age. In fact, studies done by the Center for Disease Control, also known as the CDC, have effectively proven that sealants can drastically lower a child’s risk for cavities. Even in adults, the risk of tooth decay with dental sealants in place is lowered by as much as 80%. As long as you keep them strong and have them replaced every 10 years or so, your smile be guarded against the risks of tooth decay.
Dental sealants can even be used as soon as a child’s first molars grow in. This is typically around the age of 6 when the first molar begins to break above the gum line. At this time, a dental sealant can be placed. Because they go on clear, they can allow the shine of your natural teeth to continue to glow.
If you would like to schedule an appointment to discuss your possible dental sealant enhancements with Dr. Mike Choe and our team at Westlake Family Dentistry, please call 910-864-2944 to stop by our dentist office in Fayetteville, North Carolina.