Dental sealants are a plastic coating that protect teeth from dental decay. Typically applied to the back molars, sealants form a protective shield, thereby sealing out plaque and food. Children should get seals on their permanent teeth as soon as the molars and premolars come in. In some cases even baby teeth can be considered for sealants because they hold the correct spacing for permanent teeth. Sealants are not just for children and teens though. Adults with health molars with no filling can also benefit from sealants.
Here are 5 reason why dental seals are a smart investment:
- Sealants prevent cavities, which can cost much more in the long run.
- The process of applying sealants is simple and painless.
- They protect teeth from decay for up to ten years.
- They simplify oral hygiene, protecting the cracks and crannies from decay.
- They are inexpensive and many insurance companies cover the cost.
The next time you are at the dentist office for your regular cleaning, ask if sealants are right for you or your child. The Terry Gomez DDS dental office has a lot simple techniques for protecting your family’s smile. Our service is friendly, gentle and always focused on creating a wonderful dental experience for you and your family. Contact us today to schedule an appointment to make your smile look its shinny best.
Terry Gomez DDS is a family dentist in Albuquerque, NM specializing in friendly, gentle smile care. Our full-service dental office helps clients with everything from teeth whitening to dental implants. Come experience what makes our office so unique, and let us take care of your smile. We accept most insurance providers.