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Rather than taking chances with poor oral health care, make sure you are using reliable restoration treatment tools, including procedures that can improve your smile so that dental damage cannot occur. If you’re looking to protect the surface of your teeth, consider the use of dental sealants.

Dental sealants are highly effective against tooth decay. Dental sealants are mostly used to protect the chewing surfaces of teeth as they are applied to the chewing surfaces to provide an additional layer of protection. With a dental sealant in place, damage to your teeth in the form of tooth decay is reduced by as much as 80%. Furthermore, they can often last up to a decade before a replacement may be required.

Dental sealants are safe for children and can be applied as soon as a child’s first molar begins to grow in. Because molars are often susceptible to cavities, dental filling applications are highly beneficial for children who tend to be at the greatest risk of cavities. A single dental sealant can lower a child’s risk for cavities threefold on a protective tooth.

If you are ready to see what dental sealants can do to upgrade your oral health, please come visit Salina Dental Arts at our dental office in Salina, Kansas. Drs. Jason Barth, C.A. Ritter, Kerry Carlson, and Maria Wittman are excited to help you with your oral care needs. We can be reached by calling 785-823-2472 today!