Are you looking for a magical way to help your child win the fight against cavities? If so, we have exciting news for you! Dental sealants are an excellent choice when it comes to protecting your smile against cavities. That is why, our team here at Rainier Dental Center in Seattle, Washington, is happy to talk to you about dental sealants and how they can work for your smile.
Dental sealants are designed to shield the back of your teeth called the molars. The molars in your smile are usually very rough and have shapes and textures that are a popular place for cavities to develop and grow. This can make them really difficult to keep clear and keep your smile safe from cavities. Dental sealants are a clear protective surface painted onto the top of your molars in the back of your teeth, which can last years and protect your molars from a cavity invasion.
The American Dental Association has noted that dental sealants have been proven to reduce the risk of cavities by 80 percent! This is extremely important to know because this can help keep your child’s oral health in healthy shape as they develop their smile into adulthood. Sealants can be used on adults as well but are most commonly used for young children.
If you have questions or wonder about dental sealants and would like to see if they are right for you, please call us right away at 206.329.1100 to set up an appointment with Dr. Obiora E. Nkwonta. Our gentle dental team is thrilled to assist your smile and help fight for your oral health in any way we can.