Are you aware of the risks associated with dental erosion and tooth decay? The harmful acids in your mouth from your goods and beverages can slowly wear down your tooth enamel until a cavity forms. If a cavity does form, you’ll be at an increased risk for infection and tooth loss. To help prevent cavities and tooth decay, dental sealants can be a very effective treatment.
Dental sealants are thin coatings applied to the chewing surfaces of teeth. Once a sealant is in place, it can act as a barrier to the acids that would otherwise wear through your tooth enamel. Dental sealants can reduce your risk of tooth decay by as much as 80%. Dental sealants are safe for children. In fact children are usually the recipients of sealants. With a single dental sealant in place, a child can be three times less likely to develop cavities. Ideally, dental sealants should be placed as soon as a child’s first molars begin to grow in. A single sealant can last up to ten years before a replacement may be needed. Adults who struggle with tooth decay or whose molars and premolars are cavity-free may also benefit from having dental sealants placed.
If you would like a dental sealant treatment from Mesa Dental Care at our dental office in Mesa, Arizona, please connect with us at 480-730-0500. Dr. Ali Nia and our entire team will ensure you get the superior smile you desire.