Brushing and flossing are the best way to prevent cavities and tooth decay. If you are looking for additional protection, dental sealants may be an option. Dr. Lance Porter and Dr. Will Warren of Porter Dental Health Clinic have experience both advising patients regarding dental sealants and applying the sealants.
The decision to get dental sealants is up to you and your dentist. In this blog, our knowledgeable dentists ask questions you should consider when deciding whether to get dental sealants.
Do You Want To Prevent Cavities?
Dental sealants help to reduce the risk of developing cavities. Dental sealants go over the chewing surfaces of the back teeth, preventing cavity causing food particles and bacteria from getting stuck in the tiny crevices and grooves.
Do You Want To Improve Your Oral Health?
Dental sealants deter against the buildup of bacteria. This helps to keep your mouth free from disease and other issues and improves your overall oral health.
Is Cost a Concern When It Comes to Dental Procedures?
Dental sealants are a cost-effective dental procedure. This means that they are generally affordable for most patients. Patients who have dental sealants can also potentially save on the costs they would have incurred for treating cavities and other issues.
Do You Have Dental Fillings or Decayed Teeth?
Dental sealants are not normally applied over dental fillings or decayed teeth. They can however be applied over teeth with signs of early decay to protect against further damage.
Are You Concerned About Durability?
Dental sealants are durable and can withstand the pressure of normal chewing. However, dental sealants do not last forever. This means that you will most likely have to have the dental sealant reapplied at some point.
Are You Young?
You can get dental sealants at any age. However, dental sealants are most commonly recommended for children for tooth protection and cavity prevention. If you have young children, you should talk to your dentist about dental sealants.
Does Your Dentist Have Experience Applying Dental Sealants?
Dental sealants can offer your teeth additional protection against cavities, but only if an experienced dentist properly applies the dental sealants. An improperly applied dental sealant can actually trap what you are trying to keep out, potentially harming your tooth. The dentists at Porter Dental Health Clinic have experience applying dental sealants.
Contact Porter Dental Health Clinic
If you want to learn more about your dental options, contact the dental team at Porter Dental Health Clinic. Call (501) 624-2778 today or email us to make your first appointment for a cleaning and examination.