Here at Ivonne Castro Family Dentistry, we embrace every minimally invasive approach available. The more proactive measures we can take to reduce future decay, the better. Sealants offer a great proactive tool that can help our patients of all ages lower their risk of future dental issues.
Sealants: An Effective Preventative Oral Tool
Sealants are a great way to eliminate high numbers of fillings in permanent teeth during the critical stages of growth and development. Children and teens are always the highest risk patients for tooth decay due to a plethora of reasons. The deep grooves within your molars can be difficult for children and teens to consistently clean even when they successfully complete their routine six-month visits. These grooves are great breeding grounds for bacteria that lead to tooth decay and gum disease.
Sealants can be used to protect these deep crevices found in permanent teeth for patients at a young age in order to drastically decrease the risk of tooth decay. If these crevices are free of cavities, they can be cleaned and conditioned for bonding. Our practice provides quick and comfortable sealant processes that utilize a resin material applied directly to these molars and seal it quickly with a state-of-the-art dental curing light. This procedure is completed within minutes, giving your child’s molars an effective, affordable protective measure against tooth decay.
Sealant Longevity and Effectiveness
Sealants only last a couple years and may need to be repaired or replaced varying from patient to patient. Research shows a 90% reduction in tooth decay and cavities in properly sealed molars. This great, proactive solution prepares your child for the best oral health when they become adults.
For more information regarding sealants or to schedule an appointment, please contact us!