Prevention is the best policy, especially for cavities. That’s what dental sealants do.
The ADA recommends dental sealants for children ages 5 to 14. This is the age when a child’s adult teeth come in. As soon as your child has her first permanent molars between the ages of 5 and 7, she would benefit from the protection of dental sealants.
Dental sealants protect the most cavity-prone teeth, the molars. These are the teeth we chew with, so food can get impacted into the natural fissures and cracks in the molars.
Kids and teens are particularly susceptible to cavities here because they’re either young and still learning to brush properly, or their active lives make them hurry and brush their teeth haphazardly. This leaves food particles trapped in the grooves of the molars, which leads to the growth of tooth cavity-causing bacteria.
Save the family from eventual toothaches and the potential of losing these foundationally important teeth. Get sealants.
What to Expect When the Dentist Applies Dental Sealant
Sealant is a resin, and true to its name, it forms an airtight seal over the teeth, covering the grooves and deep pits on the molars and preventing food particles from contact with your teeth, effectively shielding your teeth from cavity-causing bacteria and acids.
The procedure is painless. Your child might need cleaning first, and then the dentist would prepare the enamel of the teeth.
The sealant will be brushed over your child’s teeth and cured with a special blue light. All these steps only take a few minutes, from application to drying.
50% Off Dental Sealants in February
In celebration of National Children’s Dental Health month, we’re offering dental sealants at 50% off. Get your kids the protection they need while they’re still growing all their permanent teeth.
With the help of regular brushing and flossing, dental sealants completely seal out tooth decay.
Give us a call today to schedule an appointment for your child’s effective protection against tooth decay at 586-286-0700.