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Are you aware of the benefits that dental sealants can provide for your smile? Dental sealants are highly effective preventive treatments that are unnoticeable provide an additional layer of protection for your teeth and gums from risks such as tooth decay and cavities.

Your tooth enamel can be slowly worn down by acids, and a hole in your tooth enamel canl form. This whole is known as a cavity. To prevent cavities from occurring, dental sealants can be applied to the chewing surfaces of teeth. Dental sealants are resistant to acids and keep cavities from forming on your teeth. In fact, studies have shown that your risk for tooth decay is lowered by as much as 80% if you have dental sealants in place.

Dental sealants are often applied to children’s teeth, and can be applied to the chewing surfaces of teeth most vulnerable to decay, the molars and premolars. These teeth have ridges that help in chewing food, and those ridges can trap food particles and bacteria. When a child’s molars begin to grow in, they can have sealants placed to drastically lower their risk for cavities.

If you are ready to see what dental sealants can do to protect your oral health, please come visit Smile 32 at our dental office in Stockton, California. Dr. Novan Nguyen and our team can be reached at 209-952-9290.