Holiday Dentistry: Dental Sealants

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To keep your smile safe this holiday season, it is essential to make sure you practice effective oral health care routines, such as brushing and flossing on a daily basis. However, should an oral accident or injury arise, or if you are looking for ways to protect your teeth from future risks such as tooth decay and cavities, visit our office for a consultation about dental sealants.

Dental sealants are highly effective at preventing tooth decay and cavities from arising. Because they are so effective for guarding your teeth against future damage, they should be placed as soon as possible to ensure your smile has the best chance for oral health care success. For example, a child’s first molars will grow in around the age of 6, at which time it is beneficial for sealants to be placed.

According to the Center for Disease Control, children with sealants on their teeth are three times less likely to develop cavities. In addition, the risk of tooth decay in adults is lowered by as much as 80% with a single application of dental sealants. Although dental sealants are highly effective, they’re still clear and allow the natural beauty of your teeth shine through and can easily last an entire decade before they may need to be repaired or replaced.

If you would like to have your teeth treated with dental sealants from our team at Dr. Backiel and Associates, please book an appointment with Dr Deborah Backiel or Dr. Dennis Sharkey at our dentist office.  To set up a visit in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, please contact us at 267-514-8100.