Oral Health Care 101: Dental Sealants

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The Halloween season is finally here! With all the spooks and ghouls and goblins aplenty overwhelming our senses during the holiday season, is important to keep track of our oral health. Beyond damage that can easily be caused by chipped and cracked teeth due to biting into candy apples or popcorn balls, excess candy during Halloween can drastically increase the risk for cavities. To help prevent dental damage that may arise due to tooth decay and cavities, consider dental sealants.

Dental sealants are highly effective tooth restorations designed to coat your teeth with a covering that is applied over top of your tooth enamel as an extra layer of protection. Dental sealants are designed to protect smiles without changing their look. They go on clear and can allow the natural beauty of the underlying teeth to shine through.

Children are especially vulnerable to cavities this time of year. Dental sealants can help protect their smiles for the season, and many years to come. According to the CDC, also known as the Center for Disease Control, children without dental sealants are three times more likely to develop cavities. In fact, the risk for tooth decay increases by as much as 80% for individuals without dental sealant applications. Dental sealants are safe and effective and can be applied to a child as soon as their first molars grow in, which commonly occurs around the age of 6. If you wish to protect your mouth from damage due to cavities, visit us for dental sealant applications.

If you would like to schedule an appointment with AZ Dental to see if you are a candidate for dental sealants, please call Dr. Navdeep Aulakh and the rest of our team at our dentist office in San Jose, California at 408-437-1111. Set the stage for the oral health care you desire.