Dental Sealants Can Prevent Cavities
Dental sealants are a trusted preventative measure that can provide a barrier against food particles and cavity-causing acids. Cavity prevention is especially beneficial for young children. Typically applied to the top surfaces of molar and premolar teeth, a tooth-colored coating can help protect teeth from cavity-causing bacteria. Dr. Matthew Turner offers dental sealants to patients of all ages at his Blue Springs, MO, dental office.
Who Can Benefit from Dental Sealants?
If you do not have existing cavities in your back teeth, you are a good candidate for dental sealants. Because molars and premolars have deep grooves and pits, food can become trapped, making those areas more susceptible to decay. By safeguarding the teeth with a barrier, sealants can prevent cavities and help keep vulnerable areas healthy. Patients of every age can benefit from this preventative treatment. Following an analysis of your oral health, Dr. Turner can determine if sealants are right for you and your loved ones. He will also explain what sealants can and cannot provide so that you make an informed decision.