Rather than waiting until dental damage has already affected your oral health, consider having preventive treatment planning in place to help avoid oral health risks that can arise. One of the most common oral health risks to your teeth is tooth decay. However, with a dental sealant treatment in place, your teeth will be able to provide greater protection against tooth decay and continue their proper function.
Dental sealants have been proven to be highly effective for children. Studies done by the CDC have noted that children who receive dental sealants are three times less likely to suffer from cavities. Dental sealants are safe to use and can even be applied as soon as a child’s molars begin to grow in, which is around the age of 6. Sealants are painted directly on the chewing surfaces of teeth to help lower the risk of tooth decay.
Even a single application of dental sealants can lower an individual’s risk for tooth decay by as much as 80 percent. Furthermore, dental sealants are extremely durable and can often last over ten years before needing to be replaced. Not only do they help protect your tooth enamel but they also act as a barrier against harmful acids that would otherwise eat through your tooth enamel.
For more information about dental sealants, contact our practice at 760-745-5416. Come visit our dentist, Dr. Mark B. Martin, and our team at our dental office in Escondido, California. Your smile can thrive once more with our help!