Posted on 9/30/2016 by Jonathan Gantz
|Many adults take their kids to the dentist to have sealants put on their teeth. Sealants protect the child's teeth and make it more difficult to develop cavities. But what about adults? Have you ever considered getting a dental sealant?
What Is A SealantSimply put, a dental sealant is a material with plastic components that is placed over your teeth to seal them and protect them from decay. The idea is that, no matter how well you brush, your teeth have many pits and grooves where material can and will collect. Once this material begins to decay, you have a higher chance of developing cavities. Sealants help protect against this.
Are Dental Sealants Appropriate For AdultsAlthough we usually apply them in the mouths of children and teens, there is no reason why a dental sealant is not a good option for an adult, too! Your teeth don't magically stop being susceptible to decay once you become an adult, so getting them sealed is a good option for everyone.
The down side to sealants include the up-front cost, but the initial investment more than pays off by providing enhanced protection against decay and other problems down the road. Of course, because they include plastic material, sealants are not permanent and will need to be occasionally re-applied, but this really is only necessary every 8-10 years.
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If you're still unsure whether getting dental sealants is for you, please don't hesitate to contact us and ask us about them. We can explain the process more thoroughly and help you to understand the advantages of having this procedure. We're here to help you out, so pick up the phone and call us, or just drop by for a visit.