Are you looking for the perfect summer tooth treatment to ensure your smile will last throughout the summer and for many years to come? Consider the benefits that dental sealants can offer. Dental sealants are treatments that use specialized gels hardened by light sources directly on your teeth to strengthen and protect them from tooth decay and dental erosion.
Dental sealants are highly effective and proven to work well in offering your teeth an additional layer of protection that can outperform tooth enamel. However, dental sealants typically only last ten years at which time they should be reapplied.
Dental sealants have been shown to lower your risk of tooth decay by as much as 80%. They are also highly effective in children, especially those who are at an increased risk for cavities and tooth decay. According to the Center for Disease Control, children who do not have dental sealants are three times more likely to develop cavities during their childhood. Typically, dental sealants should be used on children as soon as their first molars appear, which occurs when they are around 6 years of age.
If you would like to speak with Dr. Packman and our team about dental sealants, please schedule an appointment at our dentist office of Jon Packman General Dentistry in Statesville, North Carolina by calling 704.873.2211. Have a fantastic day!