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Are you aware of your oral health risks in regard to dental erosion damage? Dental erosion, also known as enamel erosion, occurs when harmful acids slowly wear down your tooth enamel. If your tooth enamel continues to be worn down, infections can occur, and tooth decay can arise. Thus, preventive treatments must be used to help keep your smile safe. One highly effective treatment to consider is dental sealants.

In order to keep your smile safe from the risks of dental erosion, preventive treatments such as dental sealants can prove to be highly effective. If you ever find yourself being at an increased risk for tooth decay or are vulnerable to cavities, dental sealants should be used as a supplemental preventative tactic and an additional layer of protection. They’re often painted on the chewing surfaces of teeth to add an additional layer of protection on your back teeth such as your molars.

Due to the fact that a child’s teeth are vulnerable as soon as they erupt above the gum line, it may be a good idea to have their dental sealants place as soon as their molars begin to appear. This typically occurs around the age of 6 and is extremely beneficial for their oral health. It is also safe to use, and studies have shown that children with sealants in place can lower their risk of developing cavities by as much as three times on protected teeth. In addition, the longevity of a dental sealant is well known as they can provide protection for up to 10 years.

Is it your desire to further enhance your oral health care and your smile with dental sealants? Our team at Engelhardt & Associates looks forward to improving your smile with dental sealants. To book an appointment at our dentist office in Fort Collins, Colorado, please contact Dr. Geoff R. Engelhardt and our team by calling us at 970-484-4890.