Though many people believe they will be safe from dental issues if they brush and floss consistently and avoid sugary foods when possible, sometimes this is not enough. Many things about your teeth and mouth can make you more susceptible to certain dental ailments such as the shape and depth of your molars. Even for the most efficient brusher with great hygiene habits, food residue can build up and cause tooth decay to occur. Continue reading to find out more about how dental sealants can prevent decay that will pose a risk to your oral health.
Dental sealants are a great option for preventing decay, particularly in molars, due to tough-to-reach food build-up. The complex shape and location of molars can make these teeth very susceptible to decay, as cleaning all food residue from them is difficult to do. For these reasons, many people decide to take preventative measures by getting dental sealants.
Dental sealants offer an extra layer of protection for your teeth from the potential hazard that leftover food can pose. Sealants can be particularly beneficial to people with weak enamel or who are otherwise prone to cavities. The later stages of decay including cavities and root canal treatments can be expensive and avoidable so many people opt to invest in dental sealants to protect themselves from damage in the future.
Dental sealants are quick and easy to install, unlike the length of a root canal procedure. Applying dental sealants to your teeth is a risk-free procedure with no side effects, making it a simple, worry-free trip to the dentist. If you’d like to add an extra layer of protection on one or more of your teeth, contact All Pro Dental of Revere, MA today and we will be happy to give you an estimate whether you have dental insurance or will be paying out of pocket!