How Can Sealants Prevent Damage to Your Teeth?
A sealant is a material that is applied to your teeth. From there, it seeps into the cracks and crevices of your tooth before hardening, forming a protective shell that prevents bacteria and debris from entering. Sealants typically last 5-10 years, offering an unparalleled degree of protection for years to come.
Who are the Most Ideal Candidates for Dental Sealants?
While anyone who wants extra protection for their teeth can opt for a dental sealant, the most popular use is on teens. The ages of 6-16 are the most common times that children are susceptible to cavities, so providing dental sealants during this crucial age range can vastly reduce the damage sustained by the teeth. Although young people are the prime candidates for dental sealants, patients who struggle with cavities or gum disease may also benefit from the treatment.
Dental Sealants – A Simple, Painless Procedure
If you’re considering investing in a dental sealant, you’ll be glad to know that it’s a convenient, virtually painless procedure. Using a liquid resin, a member of our dental team will evenly spread the resin across your teeth, ensuring that it completely covers the crevices of every tooth. Once it’s brushed into your teeth to harden, your protective sealant is in place, completing the procedure.
Let Dr. Milsap’s Sealants Protect Your Smile
Every patient is different and requires a unique approach for optimal results. For many patients, dental sealants will prevent such a substantial amount of damage over the next 5-10 years that they’ll save significant time and money. If you’re curious about the preventative power of dental sealants, don’t hesitate to give us a call or set up a consultation – we look forward to meeting you!