Did you know that dental sealants are highly effective for children who are just beginning to show signs of molars? Molars typically begin growing in around the age of 6 in children, and often run a high risk of cavities. However, with dental sealants, they can be applied to a child’s teeth safely and effectively to protect them from future damage.
According to the CDC, children who have dental sealants in place are 3 times less likely to develop cavities. Dental sealants are designed to prevent damage to your tooth enamel and are extremely effective in children and adults alike. A single dental sealant can lower the risk of tooth decay in a tooth by as much as 80%.
Dental sealants are extremely durable and can last over a decade before a new treatment needs to be applied. Typically, dental sealants use a specialized gel to coat problematic or risk-averse teeth to prevent future damage from occurring, including tooth decay and cavities. The gel is hardened by a special light to ensure the sealant remains strong for many years to come. Thanks to dental sealants, harmful acids and bacteria in your mouth are much less likely to damage your teeth.
For any additional questions or concerns about dental sealants, Comprehensive Dental Health is here to help you with all your oral health needs. For a complete diagnosis from Dr. Dr. Joseph Tagliarini and our team at our dentist office in New Haven, CT, you can schedule an appointment by calling us at 203-624-5515. We can’t wait to help correct your smile so it can shine brightly for many years to come!