You should never assume your teeth are safe simply because you’re cleaning them well and eating the right foods. Even if you are doing everything right, it is possible that dental erosion is sneaking through due to harmful acids that may be occurring. Some individuals are just more susceptible to other forms of tooth decay, so they require additional means of protection. To help prevent tooth decay from occurring, dental sealants can be useful.
Treating your smile with dental sealant should be done if you have teeth that are extremely vulnerable and susceptible to dental erosion. If you have ever been diagnosed with a cavity, it means aspects of your oral health care, diet, or lifestyle choices, are not being applied effectively, and dental erosion will continue to occur. Thus, a dental sealant should be applied as an added layer of protection.
Dental sealants can be safely used to lower your risk for tooth decay by as much as 80%. In addition, they are safe to use for children on their first molars as soon as they begin to erupt above the gum line. Studies have shown that a child is 3 times less likely to develop cavities on protected teeth. Dental sealants are also visually beneficial as they do not cover up the surface of a tooth and impair the look of your natural shine. Dental sealants are also highly effective because they are extremely durable and can often last up to a decade of continuous protection before they need may need to be repaired or replaced.
Do you require more information about the benefits of dental sealants? With the skilled craftsmanship of Dr. Scott Ellard and our team at our office in Portage, Michigan, we can make sure your smile thrives with dental sealants. To book an appointment for dental sealants at Scott Ellard Dentistry, feel free to contact us at 269-329-1880.