Dental Sealants

A daily oral hygiene routine of brushing and flushing is essential for children to have healthy teeth and gums. However, some kids have grooves and pits on their back molars that make them susceptible to decay, especially if they have less-than-stellar brushing habits. Fortunately, there is a solution to protect teeth and help prevent cavities with dental sealants.

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What Are Dental Sealants?

Dental sealants are a thin, protective coating of plastic applied to the chewing surfaces of your child’s teeth. They are typically used on the back teeth but can help any tooth with crevices and pits. The sealant fills and covers any existing fissures to keep plaque from forming. They form a physical barrier that prevents food particles and bacteria from attaching to teeth and increasing the likelihood of decay on the tooth’s surface, which can lead to cavities.

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Does Your Child Need Dental Sealants?

Any child can experience tooth decay and cavities, even those who brush and floss each day. They may leave behind plaque, especially in the hard-to-reach areas around the back teeth. Plus, some tooth fissures are too small to allow a toothbrush bristle access, making them hard to clean. Most cavities form in the back molars, so these teeth benefit the most from dental sealants. The ideal age for a child to get dental sealants varies, but treating six and 12-year molars is the most common.

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Dr. David J. Brown

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Benefits of Dental Sealants

Dental sealants are a great idea for most children. They have many benefits and very few downsides. The procedure is safe, non-invasive, comfortable, and affordable and goes a long way to improve oral health for your child.

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Cavity Prevention

Dental sealants can prevent around 80% of cavities for two years or more. In some cases, the sealants can last for a decade.

No Fillings

Instead of hoping to avoid cavities, dental sealants prevent them from forming. This is great news for kids who want to prevent the need for an invasive dental filling.

A Bright, Healthy Smile

Helping your child build good oral care habits early on is key to giving them the foundation for excellent oral health. Dental sealants are a wonderful option to protect your child’s teeth and keep them healthy, contributing to a dazzling smile.

The effectiveness of dental sealants in preventative oral health is making it a more popular procedure for molars and premolars. More parents are electing to have it done for their children to provide an additional layer of protection for their child’s teeth.

My son and I visited ICTeeth for the first time, and they did a superb job with him. They interacted with him very well, and communicated with him on his level. I am very comfortable and confident in the care and treatment that the staff at this facility provide!


Procedure for Getting Dental Sealants

The process is fast, simple, and easily finished in just one visit to your child’s dentist:

  • We start by examining your child’s teeth for signs of decay to remove and fill.
  • Next, we clean the teeth and apply an etching solution on areas that get sealant. We let this on for several seconds between rinsing the solution off and drying the tooth.
  • Then we coat the tooth with sealant and use a curing light to harden it immediately

Sealants can take 10 to 45 minutes, depending on how many teeth require treatment. The process is comfortable and leaves your child with a protective barrier that blocks bacteria and prevents cavities from forming for up to 10 years.

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