The keys to a lifetime of healthy and beautiful smiles are prevention and protection. Our teeth are constantly exposed to foods and beverages that can stain or even chip our tooth enamel and degrade the condition of our teeth. At Humphries Dental, we are dedicated to safeguarding your smile. Our dental practice is excited to offer dental sealants to keep your smile healthy for longer.
Dental sealants are a preventive treatment that involves applying a thin, composite directly on your teeth. This treatment intends to prevent tooth decay by protecting the biting surface of your teeth. Sealants are an effective treatment for adults and children alike.
Dental sealants provide a wide range of benefits that include:
Children can especially benefit from this treatment as they are prone to developing cavities in the grooves of their teeth. A combination of dental sealants and fluoride treatments can protect your child’s temporary and permanent teeth.
Sealants can last as long as ten years. The lifespan of a dental sealant is highly dependent on how much wear and tear your teeth undergo on a daily basis. For that reason, routine visits to the dentist can substantially extend the life of a sealant as they’ll be able to detect any damage before it worsens and removes the protective layer entirely.
Protecting your teeth today means a healthy smile tomorrow. At Humphries Dental, we believe that the best dentistry is one that stops problems from arising in the first place and we can do just that with our expertly applied dental sealants. Give us a call today to get started!
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