Have you ever wondered about the effectiveness of dental sealants? The truth is that when applied correctly by a professional dentist, they are one of the most effective forms of treatment for protecting your smile, especially at a young age.
When children are young, their diets and love of sugar puts them at an increased risk of tooth decay and cavities. Fortunately, in children as young as six, dental sealants can be applied to their molars for a durable layer of protection beyond their tooth enamel. In fact, studies by the CDC have demonstrated that children without sealants are 3 times less likely to develop cavities. In addition, dental sealants last a full decade before they need to be reapplied.
Dental sealants work by placing a special gel on your teeth which is then hardened by a light source. The resulting hold is extremely tough and acid resistant. With a single layer of dental sealants, the risk of tooth decay drops by 80%. Another added benefit of sealants is that they go on clear and do not cover the natural look and beauty of your smile.
Don’t wait until it’s too late for your oral health. Please book an oral exam with Dr. Richard Cavallaro at our dentist office in Lemon Grove, California, by calling us at 619-569-1925. Our team at Lemon Grove Dental Group, Inc looks forward to bringing your smile with dental sealants.