A dental sealant is a dental restoration treatment that can protect teeth from harm. Commonly used for molars, sealants work by applying a special gel onto the chewing surfaces of your teeth to prevent harmful acids from contributing to tooth decay. Sealants are strengthened with a special light and can be reapplied as needed.
Dental sealants are extremely effective in children that are at an increased risk of tooth decay and cavities. Sealants can be used as soon as the molars begin to erupt above the gum line, which usually occurs in children around 6 years of age. Children with dental sealants are over 3 times less likely to have cavities than those without.
In fact, studies have shown that effective dental sealants on your molars can lower your risk of tooth decay by over 80%. Even if you have already suffered tooth decay in the past, dental sealants can prevent the damage from getting worse and protect your teeth for many years to come. In most cases, a single dental sealant will last over a decade before it will need to be reapplied or replaced.
If you are ready to take the next step to achieve a glorious smile with dental sealants, set an appointment with Moore Dental Services at our dentist office in Florence, Kentucky. Dr. Brian A. Moore and the rest of our team can be reached at (859) 525-0507. Let us get you started on the road to a brighter, whiter smile!