According to the Centers for Disease Control, a combination of tooth sealants and fluoride has the potential to nearly eliminate tooth decay in school-age children.
What is a Tooth Sealant?
A tooth sealant is a thin plastic coating that is applied to the pits and grooves of the chewing surface of molar teeth to aid in the prevention of decay caused by bacterial plaque and acids. Tooth sealants can withstand the normal forces caused by chewing and will typically last through the cavity prone years.
What’s Involved in Getting a Dental Sealant?
At Dental Health, the application of a tooth sealant requires no anesthesia. It can be painted on where it bonds in just a few minutes per tooth.
Not Just for Kids
Sealants can provide the same benefits to adults just as they do for children. The barrier that is created by the tooth sealant will also help adults in the prevention of decay. It is an effective way to reduce the need for fillings and more expensive treatment. Bottom line, tooth sealants can save you lots of money.
Call today for a fast and easy appointment to get tooth sealants.