Tooth decay is by far the most common dental health concern, and it affects patients of all ages. In fact, one in four American adults currently has at least one cavity, and 80% of people will have developed a cavity by the age of 30. When it comes to tooth decay, protection is the best medicine, and there is no better defender for your smile than dental sealants. If you want to avoid the pitfalls of tooth decay, Fenton Family Dentistry is here to help.
A sealant is a coating used on the biting surface of your teeth to prevent tooth decay. The treatment involves brushing a thin plastic player of material on the teeth most likely to develop cavities. Sealants are highly effective and long-lasting – with good oral hygiene, the effects of the procedure can last up to ten years.
Many of the foods and drinks we consume contain sugars and acids that wear away at the external layers of our teeth (the enamel) over time. This erosion creates cavities, which, if left untreated, can lead to infections and threaten several aspects of your oral health.
Even if you brush and floss thoroughly, tiny food particles can still become lodged in the small cervices on and between your teeth. The protective coating created by sealants will prevent these particles from festering and creating cavities, ultimately protecting you from decay and saving you money on future dental bills.
Avoid toothaches and discomfort with a visit to Fenton Family Dentistry! Give us a call today and ask about our dental sealant treatments.