Have you ever heard of dental sealants? Dental sealants are tooth restoration treatments designed to coat your teeth with a material to protect them from future damage and decay. Typically, a specialized gel is applied to a damaged portion of your smile, which is them activated with a light source. With dental sealants, you can greatly decrease your risk for numerous oral health ailments, including tooth decay.
According to studies done on the subject, dental sealants have been proven to reduce the risk of tooth decay in molars by as much as 80%. Furthermore, dental sealants are effective for both adults and children alike. According to the Center for Disease Control, children with dental sealants are three times less likely to develop cavities.
Dental sealants are highly effective because they prevent harmful acids from penetrating your tooth enamel. Although your tooth enamel is designed to protect your teeth, it is a very thin layer and often cannot get the job done by itself. Dental sealants are designed as a supplemental protective layer to your tooth enamel that can last over 10 years before needing to be repaired or reapplied. Another added benefit of dental sealants is that they are often clear, allowing your dentist to spot any signs of damage underneath, should any arise.
Come in and see for yourself the magic of dental sealants. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Sean Ky and our team at our dentist office in Pasadena, California, call Sean T. Ky at 626-792-0448 and a member of our team will gladly assist you. We look forward to hearing from you soon!