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The Halloween season is right around the corner. However, this means that your children will most likely be tempted by numerous treats and sweets of all shapes and sizes. All children are already at a heightened risk for cavities, and the additional smorgasbord of sugar can further negatively impact their oral health. To prevent tooth decay, consider dental sealants.

Dental sealants are clear tooth restorations designed to improve your smile without changing the look of it. According to studies done by the Center for Disease Control, children with sealants are three times less likely to develop tooth decay, cavities, and dental erosion than those who do not have the treatments. Sealants are especially effective on molars and can be implemented on children as young as six years old.

Dental sealants work as a special coating to protect the chewing surfaces of your teeth. They act as a second barrier on top of your tooth enamel to prevent damage caused by harmful acids. Dental sealants have been known to last for at least 10 years before replacements will be needed. If you are taking your children trick-or-treating this year, consider dental sealants to help protect them against numerous issues that may arise.

If you are looking to restore you or a loved one’s smile with dental sealants, contact Dr. Steven Rodriguez and our team at Healthy Smiles Dental Care® of Chelsea. We can be reached by calling us at 734-475-8911 to book a reservation to see us at our office in Chelsea, Michigan. The time is now to make the change you wish to see in your oral health.