Did you know that you could lower your risk of tooth decay and cavities with a simple dentistry procedure known as a dental sealant? Dental sealants are applied directly across your teeth to help enhance your smile by preventing tooth decay. Dental sealants are typically painted on the chewing surfaces of your back teeth to help prevent harmful acids from chewing through your tooth enamel.
Building a better smile with dental sealants is easy if you have them in place. Individuals often forgo the use of dental sealant even though they may be at high risk for dental erosion. A sealant should always be used in situations to protect against dental erosion because they can resist any acids that would normally chew through your tooth enamel. If you’re at a heightened risk for tooth decay, dental sealants can lower your risk by as much as 80% with a single application of a dental sealant.
Dental sealants are safe to use for children who are three times less likely to develop cavities on protected teeth. Because dental sealants are directly painted onto the chewing surfaces of teeth, they can be used effectively on the premolars and molars. Dental sealants are even safe to use for children as young as six or whenever their first molars grow in. At this time, dental sealants can be applied.
No matter which decision for your dental sealant enhancements you choose, Dr. L.C. Chilimigras and our team at Lakeview Dental Care will make sure that you receive the care and support your smile requires. If you would like to come stop by our dentist office in Battle Creek, Michigan, please schedule an appointment at 269-964-7660.