What Is a Dental Sealant?A dental sealant is a protective barrier that greatly reduces the risk of cavities and tooth decay for those who are especially prone. Dental sealants work to coat deep rivets, lines, and crevasses in the teeth that may be most vulnerable to cavities. This applies to the molars at the back of your mouth. When those teeth are covered with a protective sealant, bacteria can’t penetrate the tooth as easily, making them less susceptible to cavities and irreversible damage. The process of receiving dental sealants is quick and painless. Essentially, we begin by cleaning off the top of your tooth’s surface. Then, we will apply a tooth-colored substance made of resin composite material to the top of your teeth.
Do I Need Dental Sealing Services?If you are especially cavity-prone, dental sealants might be a great option for you. Studies have shown that certain people do have a genetic predisposition to cavities. If you’re a person who seems to get them no matter how many times you brush and floss, this may be the case with you. Dental sealants do no harm to your health, so there’s not much of a downside to getting them. Think of them as insurance against cavities.
Should My Child Get Dental Sealing Services?Children are especially susceptible to cavities. Baby teeth are not as durable as permanent adult teeth. That’s why by the age of 4, 1 in every 4 children will have developed a cavity. And just because their teeth aren’t permanent doesn’t mean they aren’t important. In fact, a child’s dental health may determine the health of their teeth throughout their lifetime. That’s why we always suggest considering dental sealants for children. Again, this is a safe and painless procedure that we are happy to offer even the smallest of patients. Let us know if you are interested in sealants for your child.
Contact Us for MoreCall us today if you’d like to schedule an appointment for a routine checkup. Let us know if you’re interested in getting dental sealants. We are happy to help protect your smile for life!
Posted on behalf of Dr. Lan Tran, Springhurst Hills Dentistry
Springhurst Hills Dentistry
10494 Westport Rd, Suite 107
Louisville, KY 40241
Louisville, KY 40241
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