Preventing Cavities is Possible
Dental sealants can protect your child's smile!
Dental sealants are highly effective in preventing decay on the biting surfaces of your child’s chewing teeth. It’s a simple and safe procedure in which a tooth-colored “coating” is painted onto the surface of a tooth.
This preventative treatment helps eliminate more costly and invasive dental procedures in the future, such as dental fillings, crowns, or extractions. Children can benefit from sealants in the fight against tooth decay.
Placing Dental Sealants
How does it work?
Dental sealants protect the depressions and grooves of your child’s teeth from food particles and plaque that brushing and flossing can’t reach. By applying a tooth-colored “coating” on the tooth, the sealant effectively “seals” the deep grooves. In turn, it acts as a barrier and protects enamel from plaque and acids.
The procedure for placement of sealants is a quick and easy appointment in the dental office and doesn’t require numbing or drilling. Teeth identified as benefiting from sealants can be treated during a cleaning appointment, and eating and drinking can occur immediately following the visit.