Sealants serve as protective coatings for your teeth. They are bonded to the back teeth to cover the grooves, and ultimately, make the surface of the teeth smooth. Thus, sealants can make it easier to brush your teeth and keep them as clean as possible at all times.
In addition, sealants offer long-lasting value for a number of reasons, including:
- Cost savings
A penny saved is a penny earned, and when it comes to sealants, they can help you improve your teeth without breaking your budget.
Sealants serve as a great choice to supplement your daily brushing and flossing efforts, and over an extended period of time, could help you save money on your dental treatments. According to The Super Dentists, $1 spent on sealants often results in $4 saved due to the reduced need for fillings and other expensive, time-consuming dental treatments.
It is important to note, however, that sealants cannot substitute for everyday brushing and flossing. Instead, you should use sealants as well as regular brushing and flossing to improve your smile and prevent cavities consistently.
- Reduction in cavities
The Super Dentists notes there is a direct correlation between the use of sealants and reduction of cavities in children. In fact, sealant placement in kids has shown an 86 percent reduction of cavity incidences after one year and 58 percent after four years.
In a perfect world, no one wants to deal with cavities. And thanks to sealants, you can minimize the chance that your child will ever encounter cavities altogether.
- Prevention of tooth decay
Sealants help protect baby teeth and back teeth – both of which can be incredibly difficult to keep clean, especially for children. Therefore, using sealants may help reduce the risk of tooth decay of baby teeth and back teeth both now and in the future.
The Super Dentists points out 80 percent to 90 percent of cavities on permanent back teeth occur due to pit and fissure decay, and 44 percent of cavities affect baby teeth as well. On the other hand, with sealants, your child may be able to eliminate the risk of tooth decay and improve his or her chances of maintaining a clean, healthy smile for years to come.
Of course, sealants should be installed and maintained by top-notch pediatric dentists. And with The Super Dentists, your child can receive expert dental care from experienced pediatric dentists at all times.
The Super Dentists serves as San Diego County’s premier pediatric dental care provider and continues to explore ways to assist children with their oral health problems. As a result, The Super Dentists will work with you to ensure your son or daughter is fully supported.
To learn more about the pediatric dental care offerings available from The Super Dentists, please visit our website or call us today at (619) DENTIST.