Benefits of Protective Dental Sealants for Kids
Sealants serve as a barrier against bacteria and acids, lowering the risk of tooth decay.
We can apply dental sealants for kids in just a few minutes. The process is simple and painless.
By sealing the teeth you prevent the need for treatments like fillings, saving you time and money.
Protecting Growing Smiles
Between the ages of six and 12, kids are especially prone to cavities. Sealants are a great solution! When Dr. V determines it’s the ideal time – usually as soon as the molars and premolars erupt for maximum benefit – we can apply sealants to your child’s teeth at their hygiene visit. We’ll clean and then dry the teeth, use a special solution to make sure the material sticks and then paint on the sealants. The process takes less than 15 minutes and doesn’t hurt a bit. Once the sealants are dry, that’s it; your child’s teeth will be protected for years to come!
Dental sealants prevent more than 80% of cavities in permanent molars two years after placement.
Protective dental sealants can last up to 10 years before needing to be reapplied.
Tooth decay is the single most common chronic childhood illness.