Could dental sealants help improve your smile? They can help to improve your oral health. If you have thought about dental sealants, our team at Lovett Dental Corpus Christi is available to help you. We encourage you to reach out to us for a consultation that will give you some idea of how these protective coatings can help improve your smile.
What Are Dental Sealants?
We often talk about dental sealants for younger children, but they can help many people. They are a type of thin coating that is painted onto the surface of your tooth to cover all areas where you chew. This is often done to the molars, or the back teeth, in your month. They work to minimize the amount of tooth decay occurring, including preventing cavities from forming.
To do this, dental sealants cover the surfaces of your tooth. This blocks out germs and food particles from getting into the teeth. As long as they are in place, they will continue to protect your teeth. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention state that dental sealants can protect up to 80 percent of cavities over two years. They continue to work for at least another two years, preventing up to 50 percent of cavities.
Are Dental Sealants Right for You?
If you are considering dental sealants, the first step is to come in for an appointment with our team. We want to ensure this is a good choice for you. Sealants can work for many people, including most kids who typically have less than stellar brushing habits and are more likely to eat sugary foods. You may also benefit from sealants if you have had other cavities in the past. That may make you more likely to have cavities in the future.
Why Cavities Matter
You shouldn’t put off care for the cavities you have. Doing so can pose a significant risk to your oral health and your overall wellbeing. Bacteria form cavities. That bacteria can continue to grow unchecked, drilling deeper into your tooth’s soft tissues. It can quickly become painful and, over time, cause so much damage that it kills the tooth root. That could mean losing your tooth over time.
In children, cavities can interfere with the healthy growth of teeth. They can also impact a child’s ability to speak properly, eat normally, and even learn. Pain is also a key concern for kids. Because of how effective and easy they are to apply and maintain, it is often a recommendation to have sealants put into place.
Dental Sealants at Lovett Dental Corpus Christi
Dental sealants start with a consultation with our team. We want to ensure your teeth are healthy enough for them. When you receive care from us, for any needs, you’ll find that our team is always ready to help you. To get started, schedule the care you need.
- General dentistry appointments
- Professional teeth cleaning
- Root canal treatment
- Dental sealant consultations
- Dental fluoride treatments
When it comes to your oral health, take preventative steps whenever possible. It can reduce the risks to your teeth, reduce the risks of pain later, and help save you money from costly dental procedures to repair the damage.
Contact Lovett Dental Corpus Christi Today
Are dental sealants the right option for you? Our team is happy to help you find out. If you are thinking about dental sealants, schedule a consultation with our team at Lovett Dental Corpus Christi. We can answer your questions and offer a range of options for you to think about today. Call 361.256.7896 to learn more.