Why Kidz Choice Dental is the Best Choice for Sealants
- Sealants help to protect permanent teeth as they erupt in children
- Sealants are perfectly safe for kids and are very easy to apply
Important Information about Sealants
A sealant is a very thin layer of plastic material that is applied to the surface of your child’s teeth. This material helps to create a smooth surface over the teeth, which means they’re easier to clean. Decay usually forms in the deep grooves of teeth, so when the tooth surface is smoother and easier to clean, it
reduces the chances of decay forming.
Sealants are particularly helpful for young people who are more cavity prone than others. This treatment is usually reserved for permanent teeth. Once applied, the sealant often lasts for several years. Our dentists will check the sealant for wear and chipping during your child’s regular exam and cleaning visits.
How a Sealant is Applied
Applying a sealant to a child’s teeth is a very simple procedure. The first step is to professionally clean the patient’s teeth. After that, a special solution is applied to the surface of the tooth enamel. This will help to bond the sealant to the teeth. Next, the teeth are rinsed and dried. Then the sealant material is applied directly on the tooth enamel. The sealant will then either harden on its own or with the use of a curing light specifically designed for this purpose.
Sealants are yet another way to help ensure that your child’s oral health is as good as possible. Remember that sealants are normally reserved for permanent teeth, but in some cases sealants may also be helpful for young children who are especially cavity prone. If you’re wondering whether your child is a good candidate for sealants, talk to one of our dentists today. They are happy to help you make the best dental decisions possible for your family.
While sealants can be helpful, a sealant alone does not protect your child against cavities. Only good oral hygiene habits, along with regular exams and professional cleanings, will ensure good oral health.
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For more information about sealants, or to schedule an appointment, contact one of our Kidz Choice Dental offices today.