One of the biggest risks to your oral health occurs in the form of tooth decay. Tooth decay arises when harmful acids chew through your tooth enamel. Thus, restorations will be needed to help repair any damage that may have occurred. However, by placing dental sealants beforehand, you can help protect your teeth from damage that may arise.
If your smile requires an oral enhancement to improve the visual appearance of it, numerous restorations can be used. However, there are also several treatments that can be applied that will go on clear and provide additional layers of protection without altering the look of your teeth. One of these protections is known as a dental sealant. Dental sealants are extremely effective for preventing tooth decay as they are thin coatings painted directly onto the chewing surfaces of teeth. They’re most effective for teeth in the back of your mouth including your premolars and molars.
Dental sealants are known for their durability because they are extremely long lasting. Even a single application of dental sealants can protect teeth for up to 10 years and make you 80% less likely to suffer from tooth decay. They’re even safe and effective for use in small children. When children first begin to grow their molars in, which is around the age of 6, dental sealant treatments can be applied. In fact, according to studies done by the Center for Disease Control, children who have dental sealants placed are three times less likely to develop cavities.
True oral health happiness thanks to dental sealants is easily obtainable as long as you are willing to seek it. Are you ready for dental sealants? If so, please call 949-831-3111 to schedule an appointment with Samuel Yee DDS INC at our office in Aliso Viejo, California. Dr. Samuel Yee DDS and our expert team are here to ensure you receive the dental sealants your smile needs.