The Steps to Building a Better Smile: Dental Sealants

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With the coming of the new year, it is important to think about protective treatments to put in place to ensure your smile can strive for the entirety of the year and many more years beyond. A highly effective tooth prevention treatment to consider is a dental sealant. Dental sealants are applied to your teeth to prevent tooth decay and protect your tooth enamel from dental erosion that can arise throughout the year.

Dental sealants are useful for people looking to keep their teeth safe from the dangers of food and drinks. Whereas harmful acids can chew through tooth enamel, they cannot easily penetrate dental sealants. Furthermore, dental sealants go on clear, allowing your natural smile to shine through.

Dental sealants consist of a thin shell atop of your chewing surfaces to help stop the dental damage that arises, including tooth decay and cavities. Dental sealants are tremendously durable and can effectively keep your tooth enamel and smile safe for up to a decade.

Dental sealants can lower the risk of tooth decay by as much as 80%, and have been shown to make children 3 times less likely to develop cavities when applied on their teeth. Dental sealants are safe and effective and can easily be applied to a child as young as 6 years old or whatever age their first molars begin to grow in.

If you would like to learn more about dental sealants, book an oral exam with Paul Neumann, DDS, by contacting us at our dentist office in Plaquemine, Louisiana. Our number is 225-687-4366. Dr. Paul Neumann and our entire team look forward to your visit.