Do you worry about your back teeth being invaded by cavities? If so, you are not alone. Thousands of people suffer from cavities in their back teeth because of the hard-to-reach places they have. That is why, our team here at Lake City Way Dental Center in Seattle, Washington, is proud to talk to you about the facts of dental sealants and how they work to keep your smile safe.
Dental sealants are intended to protect the back of your teeth called the molars. The back molars in your smile are usually rough and have odd nooks and crannies that are a popular place for cavities to develop and grow. This can make them difficult to keep clean and keep your smile safe from tooth decay. Dental sealants are basically a clear protective surface painted onto the top of your molars, which can last years and protect your molars from cavity invasion.
Did you know, according to the American Dental Association, dental sealants have been proven to reduce the risk of cavities by 80 percent? Well, it’s true! This is tremendously important to note because this can help keep your child’s oral health in excellent shape as they develop their smile into adulthood. Dental sealants can be treated by adults as well but are most often used for young children.
If you have any questions about sealants and would like to see if they are right for your molars, please call us right away at 206.363.1828 to set up an appointment with Dr. Obiora E. Nkwonta. Our gentle dental staff is thrilled to assist your smile and help fight for your oral health in any way we can.