Sometimes brushing is not enough, especially when it comes to those hard-to-reach spots in your child’s mouth. It is difficult for a toothbrush to reach between the small cracks and grooves on teeth. If left alone, those tiny areas can develop cavities. Sealants give your child’s teeth extra protection!
Dental sealants are plastic resins that bond and harden in the deep grooves on the tooth’s surface. When a tooth is sealed, the tiny grooves become smooth, and are less likely to harbor plaque. With sealants, brushing becomes easier and more effective.
Sealants are most often applied to children’s teeth after their permanent teeth have erupted as a preventive measure against tooth decay. Every patient has unique needs, and we will recommend sealants on a case-by-case basis.
Sealants can last for many years and are highly effective when they are taken care-of and followed by a dentist. Please contact our office with any questions!