If you have suffered any damage to a part of your tooth and want to further protect your teeth from tooth decay, dental sealants are a great option. Dental sealants are used to protect molars, which tend to have a high risk for cavities. Dental sealants are a thin layer of plastic applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth.
A dental sealant can decrease the risk of tooth decay in molars by 80%. Cavities wear down the tooth enamel. Sealants stop the decay in its tracks and resist the plaque and acids that attack the enamel. Furthermore, sealants last up to a decade and can easily be repaired or reapplied as necessary.
Children are three times less likely to have cavities if they have sealants in place. Because they are proven safe, sealants can be used for multiple teeth. In addition, sealants are clear and unnoticeable to others. Sealants can shield a child’s teeth safely and efficiently with no impact to the aesthetics of their smile.
If you are interested in dental sealants, or another procedure, Dr. Ronald Levine and our team at Blue Ribbon Dental will make sure that your teeth get the treatment they need. To schedule an exam and cleaning at our office in Germantown, Maryland, please contact us at 301-540-8808. Thanks for visiting with a smile!