Keeping your gums and teeth healthy requires day-to-day flossing and brushing, as well as routine trips to the dentist. However, even those who are diligent about mouth health may experience cavities, especially in hard-to-reach areas. Sealants work to provide additional protection.

Usually, sealants are used in the treatment of children; however, they’re effective and for adults too. The dental sealant is a smooth, clear, protective barrier which is applied to the chewing surface of teeth that are prone to cavities. This barrier assists in keeping out bacteria and food particles and therefore decreases the incidence of cavities. The application is fast and painless and can be completed during a regular checkup.

Sealants reduced cavities by 86 percent within the first year and 58 percent after four years, according to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentists. There are many reasons to consider sealants, including:

Save Money: The expense of treating a cavity may be costly, particularly if you do not have insurance. In almost every case, applying sealants early is going to cost less than corrective treatments later on.

Save Time: Anyone who has ever had a cavity filled understands that it typically requires that you rearrange your routine and spend more time than you’d like sitting in /a dentist’s chair and waiting room. As sealants decrease your risk of obtaining cavities so substantially, you’ll spend less time handling oral health problems.

Be Healthier: Decay quickly can produce more serious oral health issues. Like almost all health problems, it is better to avoid them rather than having to get restorative treatments later..

Solve Simply: Sealants take little time to apply, cause no discomfort or pain after or during the application, and last for years. That is great news for children who dislike visiting the dentist.

If you believe your child or you may be a good fit for sealants, ask your Dental Town dentist. Find a Dental Town office location nearby and arrange an appointment that is convenient for you.