How Dental Sealants Keep Kids’ Teeth Happy

There are a few different things to keep in mind when it comes to keeping your child’s teeth consistently healthy. Things that you may take for granted, such as an inherent sense of the importance of carefully cleaning your teeth every day, are often things that children have yet to master. Because of this, children’s dental care often involves a heavy focus on helping strengthen and protect kids’ teeth against things that good daily hygiene is meant to prevent. That includes the excessive buildup of plaque on their teeth surfaces, and with treatments such as biocompatible dental sealants, we can give your child a helping hand in preventing this buildup.

The most common concern for your child’s teeth

The formation of dental plaque, which is a biofilm that’s made up almost entirely of oral bacteria, is the most common concern for every smile, no matter the age. For children, however, the activity of these oral bacteria can be a lot more frequent than it is for adults. For instance, children often eat and snack more often than adults, and every time they do, the oral bacteria on their teeth metabolize the same foods and beverages. This metabolization results in the production of harmful substances, like acids, that actively attack and weaken your child’s tooth enamel.

The benefits of placing sealants on some teeth

Dental sealants consist of biocompatible, clear acrylic, which can be carefully layered onto the chewing surfaces of your child’s teeth. When dental sealants are applied to your child’s teeth, they create a barrier that stops food particles and oral bacteria from settling on your child’s teeth, particularly in the hard-to-reach areas along the chewing surfaces of their molars. Dental sealants are designed to dissolve safely on their own over time, and for as long as their present, they can give your child’s teeth a reprieve from the harmful accumulation of oral bacteria on their surfaces.

The value in extra preventive efforts

The goal of preventive dental care for children isn’t just to provide treatments that help stop excess plaque buildup, or deal with the results, if necessary. We also strive to give children all of the knowledge and tools they’ll need to consistently take good care of their smiles on their own. Providing additional preventive measures, such as dental sealants, can give kids a better chance at avoiding tooth decay and other concerns as they continue to master the essentials of good dental hygiene and regular dental care.

Learn if dental sealants can protect your child’s teeth

Your child’s teeth are happiest when they’re healthy, and biocompatible dental sealants can be an important addition to their preventive dental health care routine. To learn more, schedule an appointment by calling Pediatric Dental Care at Casa Linda in Dallas, TX today at 214-321-4880. We proudly serve patients who live around Casa Linda and all surrounding Dallas communities.