Optimum oral health care includes making sure you take care of your teeth and prevent any dental damage that can arise. This includes daily dental hygiene habits and treatments that can protect your smile in several different ways. Enhancing your smile and protecting it with dental sealants can help ensure that your risk for tooth decay will drop considerably.
It has been noted that a single application of dental sealants can lower your risk for tooth decay by as much as 80 percent. This is because they are strong and are are painted directly onto the chewing surfaces of teeth. Ideally, dental sealants are placed on your molars and premolars. Dental sealants are durable enough to easily last between 7 and 10 years, even with heavy wear, before they may need to be replaced.
Dental sealants have even been proven effective for children as young as six years old. This age is important because it is often when a child’s molars begin to grow in and need to be protected. The CDC, or Center for Disease Control, has conducted extensive studies that prove children who receive dental sealants are three times less likely to suffer from cavities on protected teeth.
If you or your child are in need of a dental sealant application, we are here to help you. For a thorough diagnosis and treatment, please contact our dental practice in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, and set up an appointment with Dr. Robert L. Martinich and our team. You can contact us by calling 303-791-0160.