Although your tooth enamel lies on the surface of teeth to help protect the inner workings of your teeth, it can easily be breached by harmful acids. Because sugars can be converted into harmful acids by bacteria and plaque in your mouth, it is a good idea to seek out a restoration treatment for not only the protection against harmful acids but to nullify the acids completely. Dental sealants seek to provide your teeth with an extra level of protection to prevent tooth decay from occurring.
To help keep your smile safe, it is important to place dental sealants as soon as possible. Thus, all sealants are safe to use and can be placed on children as young as six or whenever their first molars grow in. Studies by the CDC have shown that children with dental sealants in place are 3 times less likely to develop cavities.
Dental sealants are known for their durability. The longevity of dental sealants is well documented as they can last up to 10 years of heavy wear before they may need to be repaired or replaced. Dental sealants also come with the added benefit of going on clear, which can allow your dentist to determine if any damage is occurring underneath. It also allows the natural beauty of your smile to shine through.
With a single application of dental sealants, your risk for tooth decay will drop by as much as 80%. This is because they provide a level of tooth protection better than your own tooth enamel. Whereas harmful acids will chew through your tooth enamel, it will not be able to do the same to dental sealants.
Your first step to the perfect smile you’ve always wanted begins with dental sealants. To learn more about dental sealants to enhance and improve your oral health, contact Best Care Dental at 719-627-5916. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Vahid Bashi and our team at our dentist office in Colorado Springs, Colorado so you can drop by.