Dental sealants are an excellent option to consider if you are looking for a preventative treatment to keep your smile safe. Oftentimes, people wait until they have already suffered dental damage to then seek out tooth restorations and repairs. However, with dental sealants in place, your teeth will be shielded from damage occurring in the first place, as they can lower your risk for tooth decay and other forms of dental damage.
Individuals who treat their teeth with dental sealants are up to 80 percent less likely to suffer from tooth decay. This is because dental sealants can protect teeth from harmful acids that could otherwise eat through your natural tooth enamel. Dental sealants even have clear appearance, so the natural beauty of your teeth will continue to shine forth.
According to the Center for Disease Control, also known as the CDC, sealants are safe to use in children. This is extremely beneficial, as children are often at the highest risk for tooth decay and cavities. For children who have molars growing in, dental sealants can be placed to help make sure the child is much less likely to develop cavities on those teeth.
For more information about dental sealants, Dr. Jason Martin and our team at Lakewinds Dental are here to help you in every way we can. In order to schedule an appointment at our dental office in Ludington, Michigan, please call us at 231-845-7240 and speak with a member of our team.