Instead of always acting after tooth damage has occurred, maybe it’s a good idea to protect your teeth from cavities before they have a chance to occur. If you know that you are at a high risk of dental erosion and cavities, dental sealant applications can prove to be beneficial.
Dental sealants are thin layers of plastic applied directly to the chewing surfaces of your teeth. Ideally, they are used on teeth that are harder to brush, such as your premolars and molars. Dental studies have shown dental sealants can lower your risk of tooth decay by as much as 80 percent. They are known for their longevity and can last up to a decade before a repair or replacement may be needed.
Dental sealants are very safe to use for children. Because children are often most at risk for tooth decay, sealants should be a part of preventive care. Children with dental sealants in place are three times less likely to develop cavities on protected teeth.
If you are showing symptoms of tooth decay, come visit Blue Ribbon Dental for assistance today. Dr. Ronald Levine and our wonderful team at our dentist office in Germantown, Maryland, can protect your smile. To set up an appointment, call us at 301-540-8808.