Sealants can keep your child’s teeth free from cavities!
Our pediatric dentist and team provide dental sealants to help keep your child’s teeth and smile free from cavities. Sealants work to block out decay-causing factors so that your child can maintain a healthy smile as they grow. To make an appointment at Pediatric Dentistry and Braces and learn more about the benefits of dental sealants, call our office today!
Dental sealants are a preventive treatment designed to protect your child’s teeth from cavities. Sealants are made from clear or tooth-colored resin material. When this material is painted onto the chewing surfaces of the teeth, it forms a smooth coating over the natural pits and grooves of the tooth surface, blocking food debris, harmful bacteria and plaque from the tooth. Sealants also make it easier for your child to keep their teeth clean with regular brushing and flossing.
Our pediatric dentist will typically provide sealants when your child’s permanent molars come in — usually between the ages of 6 and 12. Sealants can be applied quickly and comfortably during your child’s regular dental visits, and once in place, they can last for several years to provide long-term protection. Depending on your child’s risk of developing cavities and their individual needs, they may need to have dental sealants applied several times over the years.
For more information and to schedule your child’s appointment, contact our office and speak with a member of our team.