Are you aware of the benefits that dental sealant procedures can provide for your smile? A dental sealant is a proactive oral health care treatment that is designed to add an additional layer of protection on the chewing surfaces of your teeth. Dental sealants are directly applied to teeth that are most vulnerable, including premolars and molars, to help prevent tooth decay.
Through the use of a dental sealant, you can drastically lower your risk of tooth decay and cavities. A dental sealant is applied to the surface of your tooth and can lower your risk of tooth decay by as much as 80%. Dental sealants are even effective for children, as they can drastically lower a child’s risk for cavities and may help their permanent teeth be stronger as a result. They’re also safe to use and can be applied as soon as a child’s molars begin to grow in, which typically takes place at the age of six.
Dental sealants are durable and can last up to ten years before a replacement may be needed. Because they go on clear, it is important to visit our dentist for routine checkups to ensure they are functioning as intended and no damage or is occurring underneath. If you have any questions regarding dental sealants or would like to set an appointment with us here at Clear Lake Dental, you are welcome to call our office in Clearlake, California, at 707-994-9414. Dr. James Kinsel and our team believe the time is now to approach the rest of your life with a healthy and confident smile!