Dental sealants are one of the best dental treatments you can consider as they are designed to protect and shield your teeth from the dangers of tooth decay and cavities. Dental sealants work by applying a specialized gel to your teeth that is naturally hardened under a light source for an additional layer of protection beyond your tooth enamel.
Dental sealants are both safe and effective and beneficial for all ages. As soon as the first molars begin to grow in on young children, dental sealants can be used. According to the CDC, also called the Center for Disease Control, studies have shown that the application of sealants on children can make them 3 times less likely to develop cavities.
Studies have been done to see the effects of dental sealants on tooth decay, and it is believed that the risk of tooth decay decreases by 80%. In addition to their sealing properties, dental sealants go on clear, thus eliminating the stigma attached to unsightly teeth, as they protect discreetly and comfortably.
If you suffer from broken or damaged teeth, contact Clear Lake Dental at 707-994-9414 to see if a dental sealant treatment right for you. To schedule an oral examination with Dr. James Kinsel and our team at our dentist office in Clearlake, California, please contact us at your earliest convenience. It’s never too late to start taking steps to a healthier you.