The best way to defeat cavities, gum disease, and other dental problems is to avoid them altogether. Sealants can help you do just that. By seeping into the crevices and grooves of your teeth, a sealant hardens, preventing debris from entering. Ultimately, sealants prevent damaging sugars and bacteria from entering or damaging the surfaces of the tooth.
Sealants Offer a Thin and Strong Layer of Protection
When sugars stick to your teeth, they attract bacteria. This bacteria is the primary cause of cavities, but dental sealants can prevent it from contacting your teeth altogether. Sealants are essentially thin plastic coatings that cover the surface of your tooth, protecting it against sugar, debris, and bacteria.
Why Get a Dental Sealant?
Anyone who wants to give their teeth an extra layer of protection can benefit from dental sealants. Some parents opt to get sealants for their teens to use during the years when they’re most prone to cavities, between ages 6-16. Since sealants can last up to five or ten years, they can provide reliable protection for the teeth when the patient needs it most.
Ask Dr. Douglas E. Milsap about What a Sealant Can Do for You
Whether you’ve dealt with dental problems for much of your life and want to take a step towards prevention or you simply want to stay extra safe and protected, sealants may be the solution. Find out if a sealant is right for you by visiting our office in Fort Myers, Florida. Contact us today!