Today we'll talk about prevention; dental prevention. Not the sexiest topic known to man but one that is extremely important in oral health. Preventive dentistry ranges from managing periodontal health to cutting down on cavities and making teeth less sensitive.
Some say tooth decay is on the decline. I'm here to tell you that cavities are alive and well. But it doesn't have to be that way. What if I told you there was an easy non-invasive way to decrease cavities by as much as 80%? And what if the process was painless and inexpensive? I know that you're busy. So what if this can be done in one visit with no side effects?
Sounds like a smart idea, right?
Dental sealants can do all of this. And they aren't just for children anymore! We all have grooves on the biting surface of our back teeth. It's a hostile environment in those grooves. Imperfections are everywhere in these grooves and guess what sticks to the teeth? Sticky, sugary and acidic foods bath these grooves. Next thing you know you have a cavity or several cavities.
Now here's the part that is new. Sealants work for adults too! And getting sealants placed is way easier than fillings or crowns.