Dental Sealants

There’s plenty of advice out there on how to avoid tooth decay that leads to cavities or root canals. Brush regularly. Floss regularly. Try to avoid sugary foods and drinks. Absolutely solid steps that will go a long way in promoting oral health over the years. But there’s actually an extra step you can take that goes even further in preventing tooth decay: dental sealants.

Patient receiving dental treatment

Benefits of Dental Sealants

Our dental patients often look to sealants as a long-term preventative dental care solution, and for good reason. Here are a few benefits to getting sealants applied:

  • Long Lasting–Sealants can last up to 10 years before needing a reapplication! It’s a worthwhile investment, because they can prevent long-term tooth decay that would result in far costlier procedures.
  • Aesthetic–Sealants don’t affect the appearance of your teeth. In fact, sealants will go a long way towards preserving your smile’s natural beauty!
  • Convenient–With sealants, there’s no need to remove or rinse anything, and you certainly won’t accidentally forget them at a restaurant. Plus, getting sealants applied is an incredibly quick, simple, and painless process.

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Gilbert Road Dental Care recommends that children between 6-14 get sealants because of the higher risk of tooth decay that they face. However, sealants can be just as effective in preventative dental care for adults of all ages.