Getting Dental Sealants For Your Child’s Teeth
Professional six-month cleanings with Carolina Smiles Dentistry are important for maintaining oral health. During your child’s visit, the dentist will check for tooth decay. Preventing a problem is always better than fixing it later. Sealants are also a beneficial preventative option.
What is a Sealant
A sealant is a thin, protective cover against decay and cavities in the mouth’s hard to reach places. The process is painless, easy, and only takes several minutes per tooth. After the cleaning, an acid material washes the teeth in preparation. Next, a coating of resin is applied to the bumpy surface. It fills up the crevices where cavities are likely to form. The resin layer hardens with a special light. The sealed tooth is then protected from bacteria and plaque.
Important for Children
Everyone benefits from sealants, but they are especially important for children. Children often struggle to brush the hard to reach places where leftover food and bacteria can eat away at teeth. Sealing children’s permanent molars as soon as they come in is the best protection.
The Benefits of Sealants
Sealants can mean the difference between painful tooth decay and a lifetime of healthy teeth. Placing sealants for children reduces cavities by 80% immediately and by 60% over four years, according to the American Dental Association.
Sealants are part of the best oral care recommendations from the dentists at Carolina Smiles Dentistry. Discuss this treatment with your children’s dentist at the next sixth-month cleaning.
From the moment you walk into our office, you are greeted by our warm and friendly staff whose priority is to provide top-quality dentistry services. We specialize in preventative care, as well as cosmetic and restorative services. No matter what your needs or concerns are, our expert dental care providers will make you feel at ease, offering the very best options suited for your individual oral health.
Schedule an appointment today at (919) 620-6700 so we can keep you smiling!