Dr. Yvonne Schulke provides dental sealants to protect your teeth from cavities and help keep your smile healthy. While sealants are typically offered to children, adults at greater risk of tooth decay can also benefit from this preventive treatment. Call Parkdale Dental Center for more information and to set up your appointment with our skilled dentists.
The mission of sealants
Dentists employ sealants to provide protection against disease-causing bacteria for your teeth. The deep grooves in your back teeth play a role in food breakdown during chewing. As time passes, the gathering of food and bacteria in these grooves can give rise to tooth decay, or cavities. Sealants are used to cover these specific regions, hindering bacteria from gaining access.
What are the benefits of dental sealants?
- Protection against decay: Dental sealants provide a protective barrier against bacteria and food particles that can cause decay.
- Easy application: The application of dental sealants is quick, painless, and does not require any drilling or removal of tooth structure.
- Cost-effective: Dental sealants are a cost-effective way to prevent tooth decay, as they can last for several years and are less expensive than fillings or other restorative procedures.
- Improved oral health: By protecting teeth from decay, dental sealants can improve overall oral health and prevent the need for more extensive dental treatments in the future.