If you find yourself predisposed to dental erosion or are vulnerable to cavities, you may require additional protection to keep your teeth safe. Protect your teeth to ensure that bacteria cannot enter the root of a tooth. If left uncleaned teeth can be easily destroyed due to dental erosion and tooth decay. As an added layer of protection, dental sealants can be used.
Dental sealants consist of a thin coating that is directly painted atop the chewing surfaces of teeth. A single application of dental sealants can help protect your molars and premolars from additional tooth decay. This is because they are resistant to acids that would normally chew through your tooth enamel. Studies have shown that a single application of dental sealants can lower your risk for tooth decay by as much as 80%.
Dental sealants are even safe to use for children. According to the Center for Disease Control, it is safe to apply dental sealants to a child’s smile as soon as their molars begin to grow in. This can happen around the age of 6. Dental sealants are known for being extremely durable and can often last up to 10 years before a replacement may be needed. When dental sealants are in place, they are three times less likely to suffer from cavities. Furthermore, dental sealants will not cover up the natural beauty of your teeth as they go on clear. For more information about dental sealants to improve your smile, visit your dentist for a comprehensive oral examination.
Do you wish to further enhance your oral health care and your smile with dental sealants? Our team at Dr. Singh looks forward to improving your smile with high-quality restorations and repairs. To book an appointment at our dentist office in Burbank, California, please contact Dr. Singh and our team by calling us at 818-842-0709. We look forward to seeing you soon!