Did you know that dental sealants aren’t just for children? Adults may also get sealants to reduce their risk of getting cavities later in life. Regardless of your age, it’s best to consult with our dentist in Holly, MI, to learn more about your treatment options.
In the meantime, here’s what you need to know about who benefits most from getting dental sealants. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.
Tooth decay is the most common chronic disease affecting American children, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This means that your child has an increased risk of experiencing cavities in the next few years. To protect your little one’s pearly whites, we recommend dental sealant treatment.
Dental sealants act like a raincoat, shielding your child’s teeth from bacteria. That being said, it’s of utmost importance that your child continue to practice good oral hygiene at home. Please make sure that your child brushes their teeth twice a day for at least two minutes at a time and flosses once daily. Their teeth and gums will thank you!
Many orthodontic patients undergo treatment during their teenage years. During this time, they may find it difficult to keep brushing and flossing their teeth like they once did. If your teen isn’t wearing SureSmile® aligners, they’ll need to be conscious of their oral hygiene during orthodontic treatment. For example, metal or ceramic braces will require that your teen thread the floss underneath the archwire so they can clean between each tooth.
To give your child an extra layer of protection from cavities, consider the dental sealants procedure. Please note that tooth sealants are not a replacement for practicing good oral hygiene. However, they will help protect your child’s smile from tooth decay and give them an extra advantage.
Do you have a tight schedule with little time to spare? If so, we have good news for you! Dental sealant treatment is quick, simple, and easy. In fact, we can apply your sealants during your next teeth cleaning appointment at Bandy Dental if you wish. That way, you don’t have to take any more time than what’s needed from your busy schedule.
For most adults, the risk of tooth decay doesn’t disappear with childhood. This may especially be the case if you experience dry mouth or have a family history of poor oral health. Likewise, you may have a high risk of cavities if you have deep grooves or divots on the chewing surfaces of your back teeth.
Whatever your circumstances, our dentist will be able to recommend the right treatment plan for your needs.
Dr. David Bandy is proud to serve as your local family dentist in Holly, MI. To schedule an appointment and learn how you could benefit from sealants, please call Bandy Dental at (248) 634-9251. You may also fill out our online contact form and someone from our team will reach out to you soon.