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Were you aware that children are highly susceptible to numerous forms of oral health damage such as cavities? Due to their heavy risk for dental damage in the form of tooth decay, it is a good idea to think about preventive treatments such as dental sealants to protect your teeth from future damage that can occur. Luckily, dental sealants are extremely safe and are placed on children at a very young age.

To protect your teeth from one of the biggest sources of dental damage, dental sealants can be effective. Due to the extreme risks of tooth decay on your teeth throughout your life, dental sealants are an extremely helpful preventive treatment to ensure dental erosion will not destroy your teeth. Ideally, a dental sealant should be placed on the chewing surfaces of teeth, such as for the premolars and molars in the back of your mouth.

Dental sealants are thin coatings painted directly onto the chewing surfaces of teeth. They are extremely durable and can last over 10 years before a replacement may need to be given. Typically, teeth that are coated with dental sealants are 80% less likely to suffer from tooth decay. In addition, children who have dental sealants in place are three times less likely to suffer from cavities.

Because children are most at risk for cavities, dental sealant treatments are often most effective for them. Dental sealants are extremely safe to use and can even play some children is always 6 years old. This is because it is around the age of 6 that their first molars begin to erupt above the gum line. At this time dental sealants can be placed to help protect against future tooth decay.

There truly is no better way to enhance your smile than with dental sealants. If you would like to discuss dental sealants and have your teeth examined by our team at Pollary Family Dentistry, please book an appointment with Dr. Kenneth Pollary and our team at our dentist office.  To initiate a visit with us in Colorado Springs, Colorado, call our office at 719-591-0750.