Smiles Green Bay provides dental sealants to protect your teeth from cavities and help keep your smile healthy. While sealants are typically offered to children, adults at greater risk of tooth decay can also benefit from this preventive treatment. Call us at 608-788-6939 for more information and to set up your appointment with our skilled dentist.
To shield your teeth from bacteria that can cause disease, dentists apply sealants. When you chew, your back teeth’s deep grooves help you break up food. Over time, tooth decay (cavities) can develop as a result of food and bacteria becoming trapped in these grooves. Sealants cover these areas to prevent bacteria from getting to them.
The most common patients for dental sealants are kids and teenagers. Adults, however, who do not have dental decay or molar fillings, may also gain from this procedure. In general, sealants should be taken into consideration by anyone whose back teeth are prone to tooth decay.
Children’s premolars and permanent molars should typically receive sealants as soon as they erupt. From the ages of six to fourteen, dental sealants can prevent cavities in their teeth in this way. Dental sealants may occasionally be suitable for primary (baby) teeth as well. Sealants, for instance, can shield areas of your child’s baby teeth with deep grooves and depressions. It’s critical to maintain the health of baby teeth to prevent early tooth loss because they hold the space for adult (permanent) teeth in the mouth.
Benefits of dental sealants
- Shielding against cavities: Dental sealants act as a barrier to shield against bacteria and food particles that promote tooth decay.
- Easy application: The application of dental sealants is quick, painless, and does not require any drilling or removal of tooth structure.
- Cost-effective: Dental sealants are a cost-effective way to prevent tooth decay, as they can last for several years and are less expensive than fillings or other restorative procedures.
- Improved oral health: By protecting teeth from decay, dental sealants can improve overall oral health and prevent the need for more extensive dental treatments in the future.