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Are you aware of the oral health care treatments that can protect your smile from future tooth decay? If you are concerned about numerous oral health risks that can arise during the holiday season, including those due to the excessive consumption of sugary sweets and treats, consider a dental sealant treatment to protect your smile. Dental sealants use a thin coating that is painted onto a tooth’s surface to protect against tooth decay.

In order to ensure your smile has the best chance of success with dental sealants, be sure to have them placed on teeth that are extremely vulnerable to tooth decay, including your molars and premolars. A single dental sealant has been known to lower the risk of tooth decay by up to 80%. Dental sealants are also extremely durable and can last up to 10 years per application.

It is also safe for children to have dental sealants put into place. Typically around the age of 6, a child’s first molars will begin to grow in. At this time, they will be susceptible to cavities, so it is important to apply dental sealants to protect their teeth. A child can lower their risk of cavities by up to three times with a single application of dental sealants on vulnerable teeth.

To talk about your dental sealant options with Dr. Van Parham and the rest of our team at The Art of Dentistry, you can make an appointment at our dentist office in Irving, Texas. Our number is 972-441-8199.