Sealants are a plastic coating that covers the back chewing teeth, acting as a barrier between the tooth enamel and the food, acid, and bacteria that may get into the tooth.
Sealants Benefit People of All Ages
Sealants are for anyone who wants them – they will benefit anyone who decides to get them, regardless of age. It is recommended that children and teenagers get sealants since tooth decay can begin early in life, but adults reap the benefits of sealants too
Cavities are the most common childhood disease for children ages 6-19. Receiving sealants before a child develops his or her first cavity can help prevent their getting cavities in the first place.
Sealants are Inexpensive
In the long run, sealants can save you money. Your dentist can teach you more about how preventing cavities now will save you money long term. Sealants are invisible – no one will ever know you’re wearing them. The plastic surface just covers the back chewing teeth to protect the enamel.
Sealants Last for Many Years
Sealants can last up to ten years if well-cared for. Brushing and flossing twice per day will keep the sealants functioning at their most efficient capacity.
Studies have proven that properly applied sealants are 100-percent effective in protecting surfaces of chewing teeth from cavities.