Dental sealants are tooth restoration treatments crafted to protect your teeth by applying specialized gels to your teeth that act like a secondary layer of tooth enamel. Dental sealants can prevent damage from hazardous acids and tooth decay from penetrating its tough shell.
According to the CDC, also known as the Center for Disease Control, children who have sealants are 3 times less likely to have cavities arise. Furthermore, sealants have been shown to reduce the risk of tooth decay in molars by 80%.
Once sealants are applied, they can last up to ten years. After they have run their course, a new coating can be reapplied. Most sealants are clear so your dentist will still be able to tell if there is any damage or decay occurring to the tooth underneath.
Even children can benefit from dental sealants. Dental sealants can protect their teeth from many dangers that could come their way. From the moment their first molars erupt in their mouths above the gum line, they are at risk for tooth decay. Usually, a child’s first molar occurs around the age of 6.
If you would like to schedule a dental sealant treatment with Dr. Brawley T. Marze Jr. and the rest of our team at Marze Dental, simply call our dentist office at 903-892-4531 for an appointment in Sherman, Texas. Thanks for visiting with a smile!