When you receive dental sealants, you can provide several important benefits for your teeth. Dental sealants are offered at Weeder Pediatric Dentistry as a preventive dentistry treatment to coat the chewing surfaces of the molars and premolars and protect the natural tooth enamel layer from tooth decay. Unlike tooth enamel, which can be affected by acids and tooth decay, dental sealants rebuff these substances and protect the tooth enamel.
Our pediatric dentist may recommend dental sealants for all ages except children under the age of six, who have not received their first adult molars. The purpose of dental sealants is to coat the chewing surfaces of the back teeth in a specialized gel that, according to a study performed by the Center for Disease Control, can make teeth three times less likely to develop cavities.
Similar studies on dental sealants estimate that cavities are 80% less likely to develop in teeth that have dental sealants. Furthermore, you can expect a decade or more of use from a dental sealant before it needs to be repaired or reapplied. The clear dental sealant material helps our pediatric dentist determine if it has worn down and needs to be reapplied or if is still effectively protecting your teeth.
To learn more about the uses of dental sealants in La Vista, Nebraska, contact Weeder Pediatric Dentistry at (402) 932.1177 today for an appointment with Dr. Greg Weeder!