Dental Sealants

Dental Sealants Can Prevent Cavities

Do you want to help ensure that your child has the best chance of keeping their teeth healthy and cavity-free? If so, you may want to consider letting one of Ballard Dentistry’s dental professionals perform a quick and pain-free dental sealant procedure on their teeth. The American Dental Association reports that sealants can reduce the risk of decay by nearly 80 percent, particularly in molars.

Why Molars Are Important

Most people know that molars are important workhorses when eating or chewing, but what fewer people know is that they help support the shape of your face. Without these supportive teeth, not only will a person’s eating and ability to speak clearly be compromised, but their facial shape can also be affected. Although dental sealants in Seattle, WA are predominantly used in pediatric dentistry, the procedure can benefit patients of all ages.

The CDC Endorses The Use Of Dental Sealants In Children

Still wondering if dental sealants are a smart choice for your child’s oral health? Here are some additional reasons to consider their use according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

  • Because they are quick and painless, dental sealants are perfect for use on molars where 9 out of 10 cavities occur
  • Because they help prevent cavities, the treatment can eliminate the need for more expensive and invasive dental treatment down the road
  • Because they are long-lasting, dental sealants can protect against 80 percent of cavities for two years, and continue to protect against 50 percent of cavities for up to four years

It’s A Simple And Pain-Free Procedure At Ballard Dentistry

We know that visiting the dentist can sometimes be stressful for you or your family members. But as one of Seattle’s leading family dental practices, we also know how to make every experience as comfortable as possible. And in the case of dental sealants, this is especially true since the procedure is quick and pain-free. And better yet – there are no known side effects to the treatment with the exception of possible allergic reactions. How’s that for a winning scenario to fight tooth decay and ensure a confident smile for years to come?

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