At Dr. Joseph Boesch, We Recommend Dental Sealants. Here’s Why…
A type of preventive dental treatment that can help protect your smile from cavities and decay, dental sealants are a thin coating applied to the chewing surfaces of molars and premolars.
When were dental sealants introduced?
The history of dental sealants dates back to the early 1900s when a dentist in New York City, Dr. John W. Hill, applied them to his patients' teeth. It wasn't until the 1960s, though, that this preventative treatment became more widely known and used after a study on its benefits was published in The Journal of the American Dental Association.
What are the benefits of dental sealants?
Dental sealants provide a barrier between your teeth and bacteria, food particles, and acids that can lead to cavities and decay. They are an effective way to prevent tooth decay and have been shown to reduce cavities by as much as 80%.
Who is a candidate for dental sealants?
Most often, children and adolescents are good candidates for dental sealants because their permanent molars and premolars (aka their back teeth) have just come in. Adults who have never had sealants before or who are at a high risk for cavities and decay can also benefit from this preventive treatment.
If you're interested in learning more about dental sealants and whether or not they're right for you or your child, contact Joseph M. Boesch DDS Dental Care in Rockville today. We would be happy to answer any of your questions and help you enjoy a healthy, beautiful smile for years to come!
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- Effectively protect your teeth from cavities
- Experience a quick and easy application
- Enjoy benefits for up to 10 years
- Avoid the need for more complex treatments and procedures
- Prioritize your oral health!