Dental Sealants From Your Dentist in Wilmington
While there’s no replacement for diligent brushing and flossing, dental sealants are a safe, affordable, and effective way to prevent the formation of cavities in both children and adults. Case in point: Studies show that school-age kids without the protection of sealants experience almost three time the cavities that children with sealants experience.
What are dental sealants and how long do they last?
A thin protective coating painted on molars to protect the nooks and crannies between and behind teeth, once sealants are cured in place, they prevent 80% of cavities for two years after their application. The CDC reports that they continue to offer 50% protection for up to four years, and can be present in the mouth for up to nine years.
Are sealants as effective on adult teeth?
It used to be that sealants were once offered only to children at risk for tooth decay. Today, people of all ages can benefit from this protection. Though not every patient is a candidate for sealants – adults with molars that haven’t had restorations performed on them are ideal patients – having a conversation with our team about the preventive options that will work best for you is always encouraged at Wilmington Family Dental.
We’d love to create a personalized treatment plan that helps protect your family’s smiles. Call us today!
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- Prevent cavities
- Keep bacteria and plaque from building up on molars
- Reduce the need for expensive dental treatments
- Promote lifelong tooth health
- Safe and effective for kids and adults