Rather than waiting until damage has already occurred to your smile, it is important to be proactive and set up prevention plans to protect your smile long before any damage can occur. One highly effective treatment that can be used is dental sealants. Dental sealants are designed to go over the top of the chewing surfaces of teeth as a thin coating to add an additional layer of protection. Usually, dental sealants focus on the back teeth such as your molars and premolars. By adding dental sealants to your teeth, you can help prevent tooth decay.
Studies have shown that you can lower your risk for tooth decay by as much as 80% with a single application of dental sealants. With dental sealants in place, you will not lose the natural shine of your mouth as they will go on clear and allow your teeth to keep the aesthetic beauty that they’ve always had. Unlike other treatments such as crowns or veneers, dental sealants will not cover up or conceal the look of a tooth.
Dental sealants are known for their ability to be extremely durable. In fact, a single application of dental sealants can easily last over 10 years. In several situations, dental sealants can provide years of support and completely resist the effect of acids. Whereas tooth enamel will often erode under the effect of acids, the same acids will be ineffective against sealants.
Dental sealants are even popular for young children. In fact, children that have dental sealants are three times less likely to suffer from cavities. Because there are safe at an early age, they can be applied to a child’s molars around the age of 6 whenever they erupt in their mouth.
Kenneth Pilgrim wants to help you with dental sealants. To schedule an appointment at our office in Flintstone, Georgia, please call us at 706-820-0413. Dr. Kenneth Pilgrim and our team believe a better smile is your first step to a brighter, healthier lifestyle that can improve your life for many years to come.