Dental sealants play an increasingly important role in modern dentistry today. Most often sealants of this kind are used to treat children but they are also used frequently for adults. The sealant itself is nothing more than a type of protective barrier. It is applied to the surface of teeth especially in areas that are more vulnerable to cavities.
Many studies have shown that sealants considerably reduce cavities especially in children. Along with protecting against tooth decay, dental sealants also reduce the chances of buildup of plaque and tartar. Sealants are easy to apply and affordable and ultimately will save patients money over the short and long term. The savings comes directly from the fact that sealants will prevent cavities and thereby save money by not requiring having fillings placed once a cavity has taken root. Sealants are durable and will last a very long time. In fact, dental sealants will hold up under the normal wear and tear of everyday chewing.
As one of the best ways to provide protection for your teeth, dental sealants combined with regular brushing and flossing helps to ensure long-term tooth vitality. All this in addition to having regular routine dental checkups, examinations and professional dental cleanings by a dental hygienist will ensure that teeth remain healthy, vibrant and attractive. These benefits and more make dental sealants a smart choice for conscientious individuals who truly care about the health of their teeth. Talk with your Walnut Creek dentist, Dr. Darvishzadeh at Walnut Creek Dental today to learn more about all of the amazing benefits associated with dental sealants for young and old alike.
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