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In order to protect you or a loved one’s smile, it is always a good idea to set forth preventative treatment plans before any damage has occurred. One highly effective tooth prevention treatment option to consider is a dental sealant. Dental sealants go on strong and consist of thin, yet durable coatings painted on the chewing surfaces of teeth that act as an additional layer of tooth enamel. However, harmful acids will not be able to chew through sealants as they do your natural tooth enamel.

In order to keep your smile as healthy as possible, it is important to make sure dental sealants are placed on your teeth. Dental sealants are extremely effective options for children who are extremely vulnerable to tooth decay. For children as young as six, dental sealants can be placed on molars to help protect them from the risk of dental erosion and make them 3 times less likely to develop cavities.

To help enhance your smile, dental sealants go on clear to allow any dental damage to be seen underneath if it should arise. Furthermore, they will not cover up your natural smile and can complement your oral health care in many ways. They are also extremely durable and can last up to 10 years.

If you have ever suffered from tooth decay or cavities in the past, a dental sealant application is an extremely useful option. Not only will they help protect vulnerable teeth from tooth decay, but they also strengthen your tooth enamel by allowing it to rebuild without continually suffering wear and tear. A single application of dental sealants will lower the risk of tooth decay by as much as 80%.

Are you finally beginning to understand the oral health benefits of dental sealants? To learn more about dental sealants, or to schedule an appointment with your dentist at Tetting & Tetting, D.D.S., call Drs. Paul and Faith Tetting and our entire team at our dentist office in Appleton, Wisconsin at 920.739.9612.  With dental sealants, we will make sure you receive the smile you’ve always wished for.