Dental sealants have become a common practice for ensuring long term dental care.
What are Dental Sealants?
Dental sealants are thin plastic coatings that protect the chewing surfaces of children’s back teeth from decay (cavities).
Because they have small pits and grooves, these surfaces are rough and uneven.
Food and germs can get stuck in the pits and grooves and stay there for a long time because toothbrush bristles cannot brush them away. Sealants fill in the grooves and keep the food out.
Why are They Needed?
Children should get sealants on their permanent molars as soon as they come in–before decay attacks the teeth.
Sealants, daily brushing and flossing, drinking fluoridated water, and regular dental check-ups are an important part of your child’s oral health and the best defense against tooth decay.
Dental Sealant Treatments
Any child who is seeing their molars come in needs to set an appointment for a dental sealant treatment. This simple procedure can prevent many tooth problems in the future.
The treatment can be scheduled as a part of normal dental services. Simpley inform our team ahead of your next regular teeth cleaning.