Patients in Twin Falls are enjoying the benefits of dental sealants

Tooth decay can destroy your teeth and lead to costly dental procedures. At Cress Dental Family Dentistry, we offer dental sealants for children and adults in Twin Falls as part of our preventive care. Dental sealants can provide extra protection on tooth surfaces that are difficult to clean, and they offer benefits for years after application.

Prevention is the best medicine

While you can’t keep oral bacteria from finding their way into your mouth, there a number of ways to prevent cavities. Routine brushing and flossing and regular dental check-ups can remove oral bacteria before they cause any damage. However, certain factors, like your diet and lifestyle, as well as certain medical conditions, still leave you at risk for cavities.

Dental sealants are a quick, safe, and non-invasive way to protect your teeth from cavities. Dental sealants prevent up to 80% of cavities for the first two years, and in many patients, they continue to offer protection for up to 10 years. The low cost of dental sealants can save you money on dental procedures in the future, and it’s often covered by insurance.

An efficient way to delay decay

Benefits of Dental Sealants at Cress Dental in Twin Falls Area

Dr. Cress and the team can apply dental sealants during a regular hygiene visit after your teeth are cleaned, and the process only takes a few minutes. Dental sealant is typically used on the chewing surface of your molars. These nooks and crannies can be challenging to keep clean with a toothbrush, but once your teeth are cleaned and dry, the dental sealant can keep bacteria out.

The process takes only a few minutes, and it can provide 5-10 years of protection for your molars. During your subsequent visits, Dr. Cress can keep an eye on the sealants and determine the best time to reapply them. Combined with other preventative measures, such as regular cleanings, fluoride treatment, and at-home care guided by experts, you can save time and money on your dental visits. Contact our office in Twin Falls today at (208) 544-4848 to learn more about the benefits of dental sealants.

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