Dental Sealants: Keep Your Children Protected From Tooth Decay
Tooth decay is one of the most prevalent of childhood diseases. When permanent teeth begin to erupt, they especially need protection. Now you can protect against cavities before they start with preventive dental sealants!
What Are Sealants?
Dental sealants are thin, protective coatings that are placed into the pits and grooves of your child’s adult premolars and/or molars. Think of sealants as shields against tooth decay. Your child will be able to brush and floss normally, but the sealants provide an extra layer of protection that blocks out bacteria.
How Are They Placed?
The process is simple and takes only a few minutes. There is no anesthesia or preparation needed. Most of the time, sealants are placed by one of our hygienists during a routine cleaning appointment. We recommend placing sealants on the 6-year and 12-year molars as soon as they begin to erupt.
Daily At-Home Care is Still Necessary
While dental sealants can protect the chewing surfaces of the teeth from forming cavities, they do not protect the areas between teeth. It is still important for you to help your child floss between their teeth each day. During your child’s appointment, we will show them how to keep their teeth clean, and teach you how to check that they’re doing it right!
Years of Cavity Protection in Just a Few Minutes
Dental sealants can last up to ten years, which is a lot of protection from a treatment that only takes a few minutes. Save your child from cavities and missed school days by choosing dental sealants today.
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