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As soon as a tooth breaches the gum line in your mouth, it is susceptible to damage and decay. Bacteria and harmful acids can weaken your tooth enamel and cause cavities. Fortunately, a dental service called dental sealants can be used to protect your smile beyond what tooth enamel can do. Listed below are some common questions regarding dental sealants:

What are the benefits of sealants?
a.) They can lower your risk for tooth decay by 80%
b.) They can lower your risk for cavities
c.) They can prevent tooth enamel loss due to dental erosion from harmful acids
d.) All of the above

At what age can a dental sealant be used for a patient?
a.) When your first tooth falls out
b.) When your first molar grows in, which is roughly around 6 years of age
c.) Any time after childhood
d.) As soon as a child is born

True or False: Dental sealants are the same thing as dental veneers.
a.) True
b.) False

True or False: Dental sealants can last up to a decade.
a.) True
b.) False

Answer Key: d, b, b, a

If you are interested in a professional cleaning from Eastern Hills Dental at our dentist office in Cincinnati, Ohio, call us as 513-231-7474 . Dr. Amanda Rhoades and our team want to ensure your teeth remain clean for a lifetime to come.