If you have children, you have problem heard about “dental sealants” a preventive dental treatment most often recommended for children. Did you know that children’s teeth are weaker than our permanent adult teeth? This makes them more susceptible to cavities; luckily dental sealants can help add additional protection. But can dental sealants benefit our adult patients?
Dental sealants are a thin layer of plastic which are applied to the chewing surfaces of the teeth. Once the tooth sealant hardens, it creates a protective barrier, blocking any pits, grooves or depressions on the chewing surfaces of your teeth. This can reduce the risk of dental decay and make it easier to clean your teeth when you brush properly. Our dental sealants are designed to match your smile, so no one else will even know they are there.
When it comes to preventive dentistry treatments such as dental sealants, there are quite a few benefits. These benefits include:
Most often, dental sealants are recommended for children and teens. However, they can also be helpful in preventing decay even in adults. Whether you drink too much soda, are prone to cavities or simply forget to brush, dental sealants are an affordable way to increase your dental protection.
Interested in dental sealants in West Bloomfield or Taylor, MI? Get in touch with Golnick Pediatric Dental Associates to schedule your appointment.