Sealants are a plastic coating that covers the back chewing teeth, acting as a barrier between the tooth enamel and the food, acid, and bacteria that may get into the tooth. The procedure can be done by any dentist and is completely painless.
Sealants Benefit People of All Ages
Sealants will benefit anyone who decides to get them, regardless of age. It is strongly recommended that children and teenagers get sealants since tooth decay can begin early in life, but adults reap the benefits of sealants just as children and teens do.
Cavities are the most common childhood disease for children ages 6-19. Receiving sealants before a child develops his or her first cavity can help prevent their developing cavities in the first place.
Sealants are Inexpensive
Sealants may not seem like a budget-conscious choice upfront, but studies have shown that sealants end up saving money in the long run. By acting preventatively, children and teens are spared the painful procedures that may exist had they not gotten sealants. Your dentist can teach you more about how preventing cavities now will save you money long term.
What is the best part about sealants? They are totally invisible – no one will ever know you’re wearing them. The plastic surface just covers the back chewing teeth to protect the enamel.
Sealants Last for Many Years
Sealants can last up to ten years if well-cared for. Brushing and flossing twice per day will keep the sealants functioning at their most efficient capacity.
Studies have proven that properly applied sealants are 100-percent effective in protecting surfaces of chewing teeth against enamel erosion and bacteria.