If you often suffer from tooth decay or routinely have cavities arise, it could be the fact that you are more prone to tooth enamel damage and dental erosion. It may also mean that your oral health care treatments are failing. Regardless, visit your dentist for an application of dental sealants to add an additional layer of protection on the chewing surfaces of your teeth.
If you constantly find yourself the victim of dental erosion and suffer from cavities, sealants can be of benefit. Dental sealants are coated and painted directly on the chewing surfaces of teeth to provide an additional layer of protection for your enamel. Dental sealants can resist acids that would normally chew through your enamel. Thus, you are 80% less likely to suffer from tooth decay with the application of dental sealants. Studies have also shown that children who had dental sealants in place are three times less likely to develop cavities on protective teeth. Furthermore, dental sealants are safe to use at any age and can be applied to children’s molars as soon as they begin to erupt above the gum line.
Would you like to come visit our office to learn more about dental sealants? If you would like Dr. Martin Trockel and our team at Spartan Family Dentistry to bring you in for a comprehensive exam to determine which treatment is right for you, please schedule an appointment at our dentist office in Bixby, Oklahoma, by calling us at 918-366-3777.