Are Dental Sealants Good for My Child?

childrensmilebroandsisWhen it comes to offering pediatric dental care, we feel just as strongly as you do about protecting your child’s teeth. This is why we provide you with a comprehensive selection of treatments to keep your child’s adorable smile looking and feeling its best. However, just because you know we offer effective, comfortable care does not mean that you know what to make of each pediatric procedure or if it is even right for your little one. Rather than making assumptions, we encourage you to learn more about dental sealants. They can provide exceptional protection for your son or daughter’s smile. 

About Sealants

A dental sealant is a simple procedure that will be completely comfortable for your child. We will begin by gently cleaning and preparing your child’s back teeth for the sealant. Then, we will delicately paint the sealant – a thin, clear coating – over the chewing surfaces of your child’s molars. Once we set the coating, it will be in place and ready to do its job.

The Benefits of Sealants

Dental sealants offer many benefits, helping to keep your child’s smile healthy and your child feeling comfortable. One of our main goals it to protect your child’s developing teeth from problems like tooth decay, which are easy to avoid with proper care. A sealant protects teeth by creating a physical barrier that keeps plaque from adhering to tooth surfaces. Consider the following benefits:

Back teeth are hard to reach for proper cleaning, especially for children who are just learning dental hygiene – a sealant promotes more effective cleaning and results for better self-esteem.

Back teeth are filled with tiny spaces like grooves, pits, and fissures, where plaque and food particles may easily hide or become trapped. By sealing these areas, it becomes impossible for these substances to become trapped or hidden, which greatly decreases the chances of tooth decay.

Sealants are not visible, so your child will not even notice they are there.

Dental sealants provide years of effective tooth decay protection – they may last for up to five to 10 years if not longer.

ABOUT YOUR DALLAS, TX DENTIST:

At Pediatric Dental Care at Casa Linda, Dr. Marr provides gentle, compassionate children’s dentistry, including a comprehensive selection of treatments. In combined efforts with her considerate, experienced team, Dr. Marr promotes both comfort and education to safeguard your child’s oral health for many years to come. To learn more or to schedule a visit, contact our office at 214-321-4880. We proudly welcome patients from Dallas, Casa Linda, Lakewood, Lake Highlands, Forest Hills, East Dallas, Mesquite, Garland, Richardson, and surrounding communities.