Dental sealants are one of the most important tools you have at your disposal to protect your teeth. Although there are some activities that you can use to provide additional oral health care, additional layers of protection may still be required to keep your smile safe. This is because it is possible for your tooth enamel to be worn down by powerful acids in your mouth. Plaque buildup in your mouth consists of bacteria and debris which can convert substances such as sugars into acids which can chew through tooth enamel. However, with the presence of a dental sealant in place, you can lower the risk of dental damage, as acids will not be able to chew through the sealant as it could through your normal enamel.
Studies have shown that you can lower your risk for tooth decay by as much as 80% with dental sealants in place. One of the key benefits that dental sealants provide is that they can deliver additional protection without changing the look of your smile. They go on clear and can allow your dentist to be able to see below the sealant easily to ensure that no damage is occurring. Dental sealants are most popular amongst your molars and your premolars in the back of your mouth. This is because the chewing surfaces are the most affected by tooth decay. If you feel you’re an increased risk of dental erosion, cavities due to a poor diet or poor oral hygiene, speak with your dentist about the application of dental sealants to provide an additional layer of protection.
Do you feel confident in your knowledge about dental sealants? With dental sealant treatments from Unison Dental, we can make sure you receive the oral health care you need. If you wish to schedule an appointment to visit us at our dental office in Provo, Utah, Dr. Jay Scott and our team can be reached by calling us at 801-615-2917.