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How safe is dental sealants treatment in Sacramento, CA?

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Dr. Kosta Adams and Dr. Kristen Adams recommend dental sealants for their patients in the Sacramento, CA area.
As a health-conscious dental consumer, and especially as a parent, it is natural to ask about the risks of any treatment you consider. Since their introduction in 1970, dental sealants have prevented countless cavities. Are the materials and technique safe? The answer is a resounding YES! Dr. Kosta Adams and Dr. Kristen Adams recommend dental sealants for their patients in the Sacramento, CA area.

What are dental sealants?

Resins are synthetic or plant-based plastics that do not dissolve in water. Resin-based dental sealant is a thin, clear formulation brushed onto the flat chewing surfaces of molars. It flows into microscopic pits and grooves in dental enamel, sealing out saliva, harmful oral bacteria, and bits of food debris.

What about BPA?

Bisphenol-A is a valid concern. Do dental sealants contain BPA? Technically yes, but the amount is minute - just 0.09 nanogram or 0.001 percent of the average person’s daily exposure. For comparison, the air you breathe comes in at 8 ng (0.13 percent), and 96 percent comes from the 5800 ng in foods and beverages. The EPA recommends no more than one million ng per day.

The oral health (and by extension overall wellness) benefits of dental sealants far outweigh this virtually non-existent BPA risk.

How patients in Sacramento, CA benefit from dental sealants treatment

With a four-pronged strategy of regular checkups, fluoride application, dental sealants, and good home hygiene, your child may never have a cavity. Sealants are a sensible, cost-effective choice for cavity-prone adults, too - smokers, those who like sweet snacks and soda, or have hereditary tendency to develop decay.

Here are some of the reasons patients of Adams Dental Associates choose sealants:
  • Fast - Application takes only a few minutes after your regular cleaning and exam.
  • Painless - A “zero ouch” procedure.
  • Long-lasting - Depending on your eating and hygiene habits, sealant may last ten years!
  • Effective - CDC research indicates that this treatment prevents 80 percent of cavities in the first two years after application, and about 50 percent benefit for up to four years.

Today, anyone can have a beautiful smile. Drs. Kosta and Kristen Adams are eager to help you find yours. Call (916) 999-1302 for an appointment.

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