Dental sealants are high-tech treatments for preventive dentistry that offer many exciting benefits for the back teeth. Our team at Cottage Grove Dental is pleased to use dental sealants to coat the chewing surfaces of molars and premolars so that their tooth enamel layer is less likely to be affected by tooth decay. Dental sealants provide a second protective layer for vulnerable back teeth to prevent cavities in the tooth enamel.
While dental sealants are effective for all ages, they are most often offered to children who are ages six or older and have received permanent molars. The purpose of dental sealants is to protect back teeth that are hard to clean by coating them with a specialized gel. A study performed by the Center for Disease Control has proven that teeth with dental sealants are three times less likely to receive tooth decay.
Additionally, research on dental sealants shows that they help teeth become 80% less likely have cavities. Their durability enables them to protect your teeth for ten years or more without needing to be reapplied, and the clear dental sealant material makes it easy for our dentist to determine when the application of a dental sealant is needed again.
If you feel you and your child would benefit from dental sealants in Cottage Grove, Oregon, please arrange your appointment with Dr. Brent Bitner by contacting Cottage Grove Dental at 541-942-7934 today.