Have you ever wondered how safe dental sealants are for young children or older individuals? Are dental sealants safe for any age? Thankfully, dental sealants are extremely safe for all ages and provide amazing benefits for children, who are often at an increased risk for cavities. With dental sealants, their chances of getting tooth decay or cavities are drastically reduced.
Dental sealants are a form of tooth restoration that places a layer of material on your teeth for added protection. It is applied as a gel and is hardened by a light source. This additional layer helps protect your tooth enamel from the dangers of harmful acids that seek to cause dental erosion, which leads to holes in your teeth, called cavities. Children with dental sealants are three times less likely to develop cavities.
According to many studies done by the Center for Disease Control, dental sealants can lower your risk for tooth decay by 80%. Thanks to the materials used in dental sealants, they remain clear for a beautiful smile and to help your dentist continue to check for any damage that may be occurring underneath, and determine if additional sealants are needed. The application of a single dental sealant treatment can last up to a decade.
To schedule an oral exam for dental sealants, simply book an appointment at our dentist office in Pasadena, California, with Dr. Sean Ky and the rest of our team. We can be reached at 626-792-0448. Visit us today, and enjoy the season with a smile!