December 13th, 2016
DENTAL SEALANTS PROTECT your teeth from cavities. This is why it is important for children and even adults to get clear, white, or shaded sealants placed in the pits and fissures of their adult teeth.
Sealants Can Be Placed At An Early Age
Sealants can be placed in back permanent teeth as early as age 5. It is best to place sealants as early as the permanent first and second molars, and permanent first and second premolars erupt into the mouth. Sealants do not show when you smile and are easy to have placed in your mouth. Sealants can protect up to 80% of your tooth surface from decay.
Sealants Last A Long Time, But Still Need Replacing
Sealants can last up to 10 years. It may become necessary to have your sealants replaced. This is usually done by a general dentist or a pediatric dentist. Most insurance plans include benefits for the placement of dental sealants.
At Gorcyzca Orthodontics, we recommend placement of sealants prior to orthodontic treatment. We want all of our patients to remain cavity free for a lifetime.
Have Questions? Let Us Know!
If you have questions about your teeth or sealants, visit us at Gorczyca Orthodontics in Antioch, California. Find us at www.clubbraces.com or call us at (925) 757-9000 for a complimentary exam.