Dental sealants are a smart investment that guard teeth against acid, tooth decay and cavities. According to a study on the efficacy of dental sealants, participants decreased their risk for tooth decay with dental sealants by as much as 80%.
How does it work? Basically, Dr. Ryan Wilson and his expert team apply a special dental coating to your teeth that acts as a secondary level of protection that is stronger than your natural tooth enamel. If you continue to care well for your teeth, they can last over a decade before needing a reapplication.
Dental sealants are especially effective for children. Children are usually at the highest risk for cavities. This is due to the copious amounts of sugars typically available to them as well as common inconsistencies in oral hygiene practices. Sealants can be used on children as young as 6 – whenever their first molars grow in. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) reports that children with sealants on their molars are 3 times less likely to develop cavities.
Dr. Ryan Wilson and our team at Canyon Dental Care would be delighted to apply dental sealants on your teeth or any that of any member of your family. To reach our dentist office in Farmington, New Mexico, simply call us at (505) 278.7007. We’re here to help!