Brushing and flossing has to be followed by everyone to prevent cavities but sometimes it might not be possible to clean the corners of the teeth, especially the molars. So, sealants are the best option which forms a protective coating on your teeth. They protect the teeth and reduce the risk of decay by about 80%. Children should definitely need them as their dental health is very important. The sealants act as a raincoat covering the teeth. When the bacteria present in mouth gets the leftover food it will produce acids which create holes in teeth known as cavities.
When the sealant is applied it will keep the food and bacteria away and acids too. Irrespective of age group any one can now get the sealants and enjoy its benefits. In order to keep the teeth free from cavities from an early age it’s better to get the sealing for teeth at the age of 12. This will keep teeth safe for long time and will also save money and time. Getting coolants placed is a painless and quick process. Primarily the dentist will clean and dry the teeth before placing the acidic gel on teeth. Once it gets dried up the gel will be rinsed off and teeth are dried up and then the sealant is applied. Later a special blue light is used to harden sealant.
These sealants can also be placed on early decay cavities to prevent further teeth damage. Few may experience allergy to an extent but other than that there are no side effects from the sealants. These sealants can last for years but it’s important to go for regular dental checkups and replace that according to the dentist’s suggestion. There are certain dental plans which cover sealants as well so make it a point to check with the concerned company to know what coverage they provide.