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Should Adults Ask About Dental Sealants, Too?

Posted on 3/25/2019 by Water's Edge Dental
Should Adults Ask About Dental Sealants, Too?You may remember getting dental sealants as a child, but if you think that sealants are only used for children, you'd be wrong. Adults can also benefit from dental sealants, which consist of plastic resin material that is placed onto the molars.

The sealant is put onto the teeth in a liquid form before hardening under a UV light, and it protects the tooth against the buildup of plaque and tartar. Since these substances lead to decay and a host of other problems, dental sealants are beneficial at all ages.

Protect Against Tooth Decay

Tooth decay can strike at any age, so you always need to be protected. Dental sealants can reduce the occurrence of decay, and they are especially useful if you are at a heightened risk for cavities. You may avoid fillings and other cavity-related procedures in the future if you invest in dental sealants today.

Long-Term Teeth Protection

If you are looking for a long-term way to protect your teeth, dental sealants may be the solution for you. While they don't offer permanent protection, sealants can help to protect your teeth for about ten years. If you have a habit of clenching and grinding your teeth, you may need to have sealants reapplied more frequently.

Avoid Food Buildup
The molars feature deep grooves that allow you to chew up your food. However, this makes them susceptible to food buildup. Food particles can get caught in the crevices, and if not removed in a timely manner, cavities may develop. Dental sealants may be useful in teeth that have especially large grooves, preventing food and other debris from lodging in the space.

Are you interested in dental sealants for yourself or for your child? Dental sealants are a great investment at any age. Call us today to set up your appointment and to learn more about dental sealants.

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