Cavities are a common oral health problem among people of all ages. When bacteria build up in your mouth, they can cause tooth decay and cavities, which can result in toothaches and other oral health problems. While brushing and flossing daily are essential for maintaining proper dental care, they’re not always enough.
Fortunately, Midtown Dental offers dental sealants: your answer to long-lasting and easy cavity protection.
Sealants act as protective covers for teeth. By fitting on the surface of the tooth, a sealant creates a comfortable and natural-feeling fit while significantly reducing the chances of tooth decay.
What Are Dental Sealants?
Sealants protect molars and other teeth by acting as protective caps made from thin pieces of material. With this durable cover, teeth become less susceptible to plaque, tartar, and bacteria buildup. This additional protection means a diminished likelihood of cavities and tooth decay.
Our dental sealants are easy to apply. First, we clean the patient’s tooth surface, then apply a pre-layer of etching liquid before applying the sealant. Finally, we finish each process using a blue curing light to harden the sealant.
Reasons to Get Dental Sealants
While adults can benefit from this procedure, the main reason to seek dental sealant treatment is to protect your children’s new permanent teeth. When children start losing their baby teeth around age six, their new teeth are especially vulnerable to bacteria and plaque buildup. Thankfully, dental sealants are the perfect way to shore up your kid’s teeth, as cover sealants add an extra degree of strength that will keep them safe from future cavities.
The CDC recommends dental sealants for children, as kids without sealants are three times more vulnerable to cavities than those with sealants.
Schedule Your Appointment for Dental Sealants Today!
Midtown Dental offers professional dental sealants for both kids and adults. Call us at (303) 377-2345 to schedule your appointment at our family-friendly downtown Denver office at 1800 Vine St.