One of the best ways to protect your child from cavities is by getting them dental sealants. Learn more about this proven dental protection.
How Dental Sealants Provide Cavity Protection
Dental sealants are a special protective resin applied onto teeth to help prevent cavities in kids. These tooth sealants are mostly placed on a child’s permanent molars, but we may also want to apply them to other baby or permanent teeth that are susceptible to cavities. These tooth sealants cover the deep grooves and crevices in teeth, which tend to trap plaque and bacteria and are difficult to clean with a toothbrush. If those particles are not removed from teeth, they can develop into cavities. But covering these areas with tooth sealants can keep decay at bay.
When Children Should Get Tooth Sealants
Family dentistry experts agree that children should get dental sealants as soon as their permanent molars emerge, which is typically around age six or seven. They may also need tooth sealants on their second molars, which come in around age 12. Ask us to let you know when your child is ready for the cavity protection of tooth sealants.
How Dental Sealants Are Applied
Dental sealants take very little time or effort to apply, with only a few minutes needed to complete the entire process. The following steps are involved:
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At BLUSH Dental Studio — the dental practice of East Point dentist Dr. Kisha Carter, we believe that having a healthy and beautiful smile helps you live a better life. As a result, we offer you and your family a unique dental experience by providing modern, compassionate and affordable comprehensive dental care. Contact us today or request a convenient appointment online. We look forward to welcoming you to BLUSH Dental Studio and helping you achieve your optimal smile and oral health.
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