Dental Sealants: Who Can Benefit?
A major aspect of dental care is providing protection to your smile before harm comes its way. Our dental team at Central Park Dental Care offer a wide range of services that help to protect our patient’s smiles, including dental sealants. What are dental sealants and how can you know if they are right for you? Continue reading to learn more about dental sealants.
What are dental sealants?
Dental sealants are usually recommended to individuals as a protection against tooth decay. They are a thin film that is applied to each individual tooth on the biting surface. The thin material acts as an obstacle between each tooth and harmful debris. Molars and premolars are often hard to properly clean with a toothbrush and are at a higher risk of tooth decay. Dental sealants are an easy solution for these hard to reach areas.
Who can benefit from dental sealants?
Typically, your dentist will recommend dental sealants for younger ones after their permanent molars erupt. However, anyone with deep grooves and pits can benefit from dental sealants. They may also be recommended for baby teeth for individuals in certain situations. It is an effective investment that will save an individual on time and money in the long run.
How will I know if sealants are right for me?
Our dental team can provide you with an in-depth examination that will help you determine if dental sealants are right for you. Regular dental cleanings and exams at least twice a year are vital in protecting your oral health. Feel free to ask your dentist any questions regarding treatment options. Call our clinic today to set up your next appointment or for more information about dental sealants and costs.