If your teeth and gums are allowed to fall into disrepair, you will suffer oral health failure. In order to ensure your teeth and gums can continue to thrive for the rest of your life, it is important to not only clean them and treat them properly, but you can also use a preventive treatment such as dental sealants to help protect them from further damage that can occur, such as tooth decay.
In order to keep your smile safe, you may need to make additional preventive measures to avoid any damage that can arise. Rather than waiting until dental damage occurs to correct it with a restoration, you should consider implementing effective treatments beforehand. A highly effective dental procedure to consider is a dental sealant, which can help conceal the chewing surfaces of teeth with a thin coating designed to prevent tooth decay. They’re typically used on the back teeth such as the premolars and molars for a durable hold to prevent cavities and decay.
Dental sealants are even known to be safe and effective for children. According to studies done by the CDC, children are less than three times as likely to suffer from cavities if they have sealants in place. They’re safe to use at a young age so they can be placed as soon as a child’s molars appear, which is typically around the age of 6. In addition, a single dental sealant application can last over 10 years before replacements may be needed. Furthermore, they go on clear to allow the natural beauty of your teeth to shine on through for the rest of your years.
When you are ready to schedule dental sealants with Mehdi Vandi, DDS at our dentist office in Campbell, California, you can call us at 408-963-6678. Dr. Mehdi Vandi and our entire team look forward to crafting a better smile with better oral health care treatments and procedures complete with dental sealants to get you where you wish to be.