If your oral health care tends to suffer due to dental erosion, it means your teeth are extremely vulnerable to tooth decay. Even the best cleaning procedures may not be enough to prevent erosion from continuing and damaging your teeth. Thus, it is a better to protect your teeth with a tooth prevention treatment such as dental sealants, which is a thin coating painting on the chewing surfaces of teeth to provide them with an extra layer protection.
The Center for Disease Control, also known as the CDC, has done studies on dental sealants and has realized that children are three times more likely to develop cavities if they do not have dental sealants in place. Fortunately, dental sealants are safe for any age and can be effectively placed on children as young as 6 or whenever their first molars begin to erupt above the gum line.
If you are afraid of concealing your teeth, worry not, as dental sealants are clear and will not cover up your teeth. This will allow not only the natural beauty of your teeth to continue on but can allow your dentist to see if any damage is occurring underneath the sealant. In addition, sealants are extremely durable and can last over 10 years of continuous protection.
When thinking about shielding your teeth, it is important to remember that dental sealants are highly protective at guarding the extremely vulnerable surface of your teeth that are susceptible to tooth decay. Because harmful acids can easily chew through your tooth enamel, it is important to place dental sealants on teeth in the back row including the premolars and molars that are easily susceptible to dental damage. Harmful acids will not be able to eat through your sealants, and your risk for tooth decay will be lowered by as much as 80%.
The pinnacle of oral health and a super smile is possible with dental sealants. If you are seeking treatment with dental sealants, we are here to help you. For a thorough diagnosis and treatment, please contact Cross Pointe Dental to set up an appointment with Dr. Bradley Bath and our team at our dentist office in Evansville, Indiana by calling us at 812-476-6064.