Dental Sealants for children?
Routine brushing and flossing are good habits for your child’s dental health, but at-home oral care may not be effective in reaching every nook and cranny in their teeth, especially the molars. Food can easily be trapped in the back teeth, becoming a hotbed of bacteria that cause tooth decay. Luckily, your child can overcome dental cavities with dental sealants from Triad Pediatric Dentistry in Greensboro, North Carolina.
What is a dental sealant?
Dental sealants are thin coatings painted on the chewing surfaces of teeth to prevent tooth decay. They function by creating a barrier between your child’s teeth and bacteria, protecting undamaged, natural teeth from cavities. Ultimately, sealants prevent new cavities from forming and keep minor ones from growing.
Are dental sealants just for children?
Dental cavities are common in children because of poor oral hygiene, overindulgence in sugary foods, and genetics. To prevent this, dental sealants work to protect your child’s teeth against cavities. However, it’s important to note that sealants play a preventive role rather than restorative — in no way are dental sealants an alternative to fillings.
The dental sealant procedure
Dental sealant placement is one of the most straightforward procedures in dentistry — it’s safe, painless, and doesn’t require any anesthesia. The process starts by cleaning the teeth, after which we apply an acidic gel to help the dental sealant stick to your teeth. We then apply the sealant and use a special light to bond it in place.
Dental sealants are discreet. The material is tooth-colored to blend perfectly with your child’s smile. Besides, sealants are affordable and can save you costly restorative treatments in the future.
Protect your child’s teeth with dental sealants in Greensboro, NC
Is your child ready to win the battle against dental cavities? Please dial (336) 804-8668 to book an appointment with Triad Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Sona Isharani offers quick and painless dental sealant treatment to help overcome your child’s cavities.