If you are looking for a highly effective oral health care treatment to keep your teeth safe from oral health hazards such as tooth decay, dental sealants can prove to be beneficial. Dental fillings are strong and can provide extreme longevity for the protection of a tooth, as they can last up to 10 years.
In situations where individuals are suffering from tooth decay, dental sealants can help prevent further damage. This is because dental sealants can resist acids and other harmful substances that can eat through your tooth enamel. Individuals with dental sealants in place are 80 percent less likely to suffer from dental erosion. Furthermore, dental sealants are even safe to use for children.
Studies have shown that children as young as six can benefit from dental sealants. This is because dental sealants are directly painted onto the chewing surfaces of teeth, most often the molars and premolars. Once in place, dental sealants are designed to take care of your smile and prevent further damage from occurring. As a child’s molars begin to grow in around the age of 6, dental sealants can be painted on and lower that child’s risk for tooth decay and cavities by as much as three times on protected teeth.
You can discuss whether dental sealants are right for you or your child with our dentists, Dr. Jessica McConnell and Dr. Daniel Woolf, and the rest of our team at Langworthy Family Dentistry. You can schedule an appointment at our dental office in Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina, by calling 919-762-3239.