The cavity is one of the most common oral health problems in the world. It’s also one of the most preventable.
Cavities are holes in the teeth that form when tooth decay bacteria attack the tooth. If not treated, cavities can cause pain, infection, and even tooth loss.
Sealants fill in the deep grooves in the teeth and prevent bacteria from getting in and causing cavities. They are most effective when applied to teeth that have not yet developed cavities.
Applying sealants is a simple and quick procedure that can be done in the dentist’s office. It is important to have sealants applied as soon as the back teeth come in, which is typically around age 6.
Advantages of Dental Sealants
Dental sealants are a protective coating that is applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth (premolars and molars).
Dental sealants create a barrier, protecting teeth from the bacteria and acids that cause tooth decay.
Sealants are most effective when applied to teeth soon after they erupt before decay has a chance to start.
Data shows that sealants can reduce the risk of cavities.
Sealants are a simple, safe, and affordable way to help protect your child’s teeth from decay.