Children's Complete Checkup
Why Your Child Need Dental Sealants
Sealing your child’s teeth from cavity-causing bacteria protects their growing teeth from tooth decay. Cavities begin when bacteria and plaque accumulate, which often collects in the pits and grooves of the back chewing teeth. By applying dental sealants to these problem teeth, they provide a layer of protection and prevent tooth decay.
Protect Your Child From Cavities With Teeth Sealants
Sealants are made from a thin acrylic material that is painted on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. A special curing light is used to harden the sealant for the best protection possible. Once the sealants are applied, the treated teeth now have a barrier to “seal out” bacteria, food debris, and plaque from attacking the tooth surface.
The sealant procedure is quick and painless. Most teeth sealants last for several years before cracking and can be replaced in a simple procedure.
Why Kids And Teens Get Sealants
Children of all ages benefit from protective sealants, but the earlier your child receives them, the more effective they are. Your child’s first molars appear at around age 6, and the second molars erupt at around age 12. Sealing these teeth as soon as possible helps keep them cavity-free from a young age, which will make it much easier to maintain their healthy smile.
How Can I Help My Child Prevent Cavities?
While sealants protect your child’s teeth against cavities, our dental team also takes opportunities to educate kids on how they can maintain a healthy smile between visits. We show your child how cavities form and instruct them on oral hygiene and eating habits so that they can participate in their own oral health.
Does your child get frequent cavities? Call Sweetpea Smiles to book a visit today. We consider it a privilege to protect the growing smiles of Richmond and the surrounding communities.