Dental sealants are tooth restoration treatments designed to protect your teeth by applying specialized gels to your teeth that act like a secondary layer of tooth enamel. Dental sealants are capable of preventing damage from harmful acids and tooth decay from penetrating its tough shell.
Dental sealants are tooth restoration treatments designed to protect your teeth from damage, most notably the risk of cavities to your molars. In fact, studies have proven that effective dental sealants on your molars can lower your risk of tooth decay by over 80%. Even if you have already suffered tooth decay in the past, dental sealants can stop the damage from getting worse and protect your teeth for many years to come. A single dental sealant will last over 10 years before it will need to be reapplied or replaced.
Dental sealants are highly effective in children that are at an increased risk of tooth decay and cavities. Sealants can be applied as soon as the molars begin to erupt above the gumline, which typically occurs in children around 6 years of age. Children with dental sealants are over 3 times less likely to develop cavities than those without.
To prevent cavities, dental sealant treatments are perfect for a healthy smile that can last a lifetime. If you would like Dr. Jenny Hawkins and our team at Pax Dental to bring you in for an oral exam and dental sealant application, please contact our dentist office in Lexington Park, Maryland by calling us at 301-863-8822. We look forward to hearing from you soon!