Lower Your Risk for Cavities with Dental Sealants

Published on June 30, 2017

One of the biggest oral health risks for children at a young age is cavities. Cavities are such a risk because it is so easy for them to attract infant teeth that aren’t fully grown in yet. Children also tend to be exposed to higher levels of sugar, which is a known enamel eater.

Lower your risk for cavities with dental sealants, which offer these thrilling benefits:

– Sealants are often clear and allow the natural beauty of teeth to continue to shine through.

– Children can benefit greatly from dental sealants, as they are often at the greatest risk for cavities and tooth decay. Studies done by the CDC have shown that children with sealants are 3 times less likely to develop cavities on protected teeth.

– Around the age of 6, a child’s first molar begins to erupt above the gum line. At this time, sealants can be beneficial for their teeth.

– A single dental sealant can often last over 10 years before a replacement should be considered.

– Tooth enamel is better protected when under the aid of dental sealants, which can resist the acids that erode through normal teeth.

– According to multiple studies, you can lower your risk for tooth decay by as much as 80% with the application of dental sealant treatments.

If you would like to have your teeth inspected by our team at Walter Davis, please schedule an appointment with Dr. and our team at our dentist office in Muskogee, Oklahoma. To schedule a visit, please call us at 918.682.1961. We look forward to seeing you soon!