Knowledge Foundation: Dental Sealants

In order to make sure that your teeth are well protected from risks that could arise in the future, it’s always a good idea to make sure that you are following an effective diet, have an oral hygiene plan in place, and are using protective treatments to improve the longevity of your teeth and gums. Because the last of your adult teeth are growing during your teen years, it is important to make sure that you are practicing effective oral health care to ensure your teeth can survive for decades to come. This includes the use of restorations that can help lower your risk for oral health ailments such as tooth decay. To this end, dental sealants can be painted directly onto the chewing surfaces of teeth.

With dental sealants in place, you will have an 80% less chance of developing tooth decay. This is because dental sealants can resist harmful acids that would otherwise chew right through your tooth enamel. Dental sealants are also extremely durable and can last up to 10 years before an additional application may be required. Dental sealants are coated onto your teeth but are thin enough that the natural tooth’s color can still shine on.

Dental sealants are safe and effective for children as soon as their molars begin to grow in. This typically occurs around the age of 6. When a child’s molars are in place and sealants are applied, they can provide additional protection. Because children are very likely to develop cavities, dental sealants can help protect their smiles during these vulnerable years.

Are you attracted to the idea of dental sealants in New Haven, CT? If so, you are welcome to schedule an appointment with Dr. Dr. Joseph Tagliarini at our dental office by calling us at 203-624-5515. Comprehensive Dental Health looks forward to enhancing your smile with dental sealants.