Did you know that dental sealants can lower your risk of tooth decay by nearly 80%? Dental sealants are designed to improve your smile by protecting your teeth from decay and enamel erosion that cause cavities and other oral emergencies. With a dental sealant, your smile will be better protected from the harmful acids produced by plaque buildup in your mouth.
So what is a dental sealant? A dental sealant, also called a fissure sealant, is applied to your mouth via a special gel that is placed directly on your teeth. After the gel is activated and hardened with a light source, your teeth will be harder, stronger, and better protected.
Sealants are safe for both adults and children. When a child begins to get their first molars, around 5 or 6 years old, sealants are great option to use to protect their teeth from damage. According to studies done by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), children without sealants are three times more likely to develop cavities in childhood! A typical sealant will last for about a decade before it needs to be repaired or reapplied.
If you think you need dental sealants, please call our office so we can get you in to see Dr. Kimberly Fee and our team as soon as possible. Our office is located in Prescott, Arizona, and we can be reached at 928-778-7410. We look forward to seeing you smile bright this season.