Have you considered dental sealants to help provide your smile an additional level of protection? Dental sealants are protective treatments that are applied to the surfaces of teeth to lower your risk of tooth decay. Dental sealants act as a barrier to dental damage because they are applied directly to the chewing surfaces of teeth to lower your risk of tooth decay and cavities. In fact, a single dental sealant application can lower your risk of tooth decay by as much as 80%.
Through the use of a reliable dental sealant, you can help protect the chewing surfaces of teeth for those teeth that are vulnerable to tooth decay and cavities. Dental sealants are typically applied to your premolars and molars as an additional layer of protection. Once dental sealants are applied to your teeth, they can lower your risk of several problems and issues that typically arise through poor oral hygiene methods or bad habits that can damage the surfaces of your teeth.
Dental sealants are safe and effective for use on a child’s molars. Typically, a child’s first molar begins to erupt around the age of six, at which time it will need to be protected. By applying dental sealants to a child’s molars, they are three times less likely to suffer from cavities on protected teeth. Due to the fact that children often most vulnerable to cavities, dental sealant applications are highly recommended.
To learn more about which dental sealant treatments to add protection for your smile, contact Brenner Dental of Park Slope at 718-638-6607. Come visit Dr. Leonard Brenner and our team at our dental office in Park Slope, Brooklyn, New York, by scheduling an appointment at your earliest opportunity.