Why Sealants are Important for Your Child's Smile

By Twelve Corners Pediatric Dentistry
October 23, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Sealants could offer your child a little protective boost against decay.dental sealants

Unfortunately, more and more children are developing cavities. While cavities are common, they can be prevented. Whether your child isn’t good about brushing their teeth as thoroughly as they should or they consume quite a bit of sugar, there are many reasons why your child might end up benefiting from getting dental sealants from our Rochester, NY, pediatric dentist, Dr. Abra Caroci.

What are dental sealants?

These clear plastic coatings are painted over the chewing surfaces of your child’s back teeth to provide an additional layer of protection against decay. Since molars have countless ridges and pits, it can easily become a place for food and plaque to get trapped and for cavities to develop. And as we can honestly admit, sometimes kids don’t always do the best job brushing those back teeth.

Just as the name suggests, dental sealants seal out food, bacteria and plaque from these susceptible dental grooves. As a result, it’s much easier to keep those back teeth clean and cavity-free.

How are dental sealants placed?

The minute a child hears that they have to visit the dentist it can make them a little nervous. Of course, our Rochester children’s dentist is here to make sure their visit is smooth sailing. Not only is our understanding and calming team there to greet your family with a smile, but also getting dental sealants is completely painless. The next time they come in for their cleaning we can also place these sealants.

The process is completely non-invasive. All we have to do is paint the special protective coating onto the chewing surfaces of your child’s back teeth and then harden the coating to the tooth with a dental light. The process won’t take that long and it’s yet another wonderful step you can take to protect your child’s smile from cavities.

Whether you want to find out if your child could benefit from sealants or you just need to schedule their six-month cleaning, turn to pediatric dental experts that offer care with a compassionate, gentle touch. Call Twelve Corners Pediatric Dentistry in Rochester, NY today.

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