Dentistry Year-in-Review: Dental Sealants

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In order to ensure your smile receives the treatment it deserves this holiday season, visit your dentist for a comprehensive exam to determine if any of your teeth are vulnerable to dental erosion. Dental erosion arises when harmful acid eats through your tooth enamel. To help combat this, a tooth restoration treatment such as a dental sealant can be put in place to help protect against tooth decay.

Dental sealants have also been shown to be safe for children who are more likely to develop cavities due to excessive sugar consumption. Furthermore, sealants are safe enough to place around the age of 6 when a child’s first molars begin erupting. Once in place, children are three times less likely to suffer from cavities on teeth protected by dental sealants. In addition, dental sealants go on clear, which can allow the natural beauty of teeth to remain visible.

Several studies have been done on the effects of dental sealants. Dental sealants can lower your chances of suffering from tooth decay by as much as 80% with a single sealant procedure. In addition, they are safe and effective and can easily last up to ten years before they may need to be replaced.

To learn more about dental sealants, or to schedule an appointment with us at Zonies-Holgado Dental Associates, call our team at our dentist office in Cherry Hill, New Jersey at 856-429-4600. Dr. Marco P. Holgado, Dr. Ralph J. Zonies, and Dr. Alyssa Nielubowicz are here for your smile!