If you are interested in a high-tech preventive dental treatment to protect your back teeth from tooth decay, our dentists at Hendersonville Dentistry may recommend dental sealants. These sealants cover the chewing surfaces of molars and premolars to stop harmful acids and bacteria from weakening the tooth enamel layer and resulting in cavities. You can reduce the risk of tooth decay in vulnerable back teeth by protecting the tooth enamel with dental sealants.
Dental sealants can benefit adults and children alike, but are typically only given to children ages six and up because they have permanent molars that may require dental sealants. The purpose of dental sealants is cover deep grooves in back teeth that are difficult to clean so that they don’t harbor bacteria. According to the Center for Disease Control, dental sealants can make teeth as much as three times less likely to suffer from cavities.
Further research on dental sealants has revealed an 80% decrease in cavity risk after receiving dental sealants. Your teeth can remain protected for ten years or more thanks to dental sealants, and the clear material makes it easy for the dentist to tell when the sealant needs to be reapplied to a tooth.
If you are interested in receiving dental sealants in Hendersonville, North Carolina, we invite you to give Hendersonville Dentistry a call at 828-692-3933 today for a consultation with Drs. Black and Renck.