Is your smile safe from oral health hazards in the form of dental erosion and tooth decay? Do you often find yourself vulnerable to oral health hazards such as cavities? If so, it might be a good idea to have a preventative treatment in place to ensure further damage cannot arise to your teeth. Once such treatment that has been proven effective in preventing tooth decay is dental sealants.
If dental erosion is a common risk factor in your life, it may be a good idea to seek out preventive treatment. Speak with your dentist about having dental sealants applied to your premolars and molars. Dental sealants are effective because they are thin coating painted across the chewing surfaces of teeth that are vulnerable to tooth decay. They are also extremely durable and can easily last up to 10 years. Furthermore, dental sealants go on clear, so your dentist can determine if any damage is occurring underneath. A single application of dental sealants can help protect your teeth from tooth decay by as much as 80%.
Dental sealants are often safe to use at a young age. This is extremely beneficial for children who are at an increased risk for dental erosion. If children have dental sealants placed as soon as their molars erupt above the gum line, they are three times less likely to develop cavities on protected teeth. Studies have shown that dental sealants can safely be placed on children as young as six years old, or whenever their molars do finally erupt.
When the times comes to receive a boost to your oral health with dental sealants, we can help. It’s never too late for dental sealants from Vallderuten Dental Associates. Enhancing your smile is as easy as picking up your phone and dialing 954-491-5748 to schedule dental sealants with Dr. Alma Vallderuten and our team at our dentist office in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.