Posted on May 2, 2022
A sealant is a thin plastic, protective covering placed on your child’s premolars and molars to shield the teeth from accumulating food and bacteria in the grooves and depressions to avoid the development of cavities, hence tooth decay.
Most parents know that their kids might do a good job by brushing their teeth regularly before going to bed and in the morning, but there is a chance that some food particles may remain and accumulate over time without them noticing. Molars and premolars are of great concern since they have profound grooves which become more prone to cavities. When it comes to children with grooves and depressions in their back teeth, they urgently need a children’s dentist to check on them immediately.
A childrens dentist will help monitor the progress of your child’s teeth by confirming that all teeth are present, clean, in good condition, intact in their right place, and growing naturally. According to the American Association of Orthodontics, children that have sealants on their permanent premolars and molars lowers the risk of cavities by 80%, then it is of great importance that parents take a visit to their pediatric dentist. Here are a few benefits sealants offer.
Sealants Can Last Longer
Sealants can last for more than 10 years on your child’s teeth. If the sealant is broken, then it should be repaired, which is a very simple and painless process to block tooth decay. Your children having sealants as a preventive measure is of significance to you as a parent to avoid more painful complications in the future and high dental restoration costs.
Prevent Tooth Cavity Problems
Dental sealants are very important for children between the ages of six and 14. They provide long-lasting solutions to tooth cavity problems, they are easy to put in place, reduce exposure to bacterial infections, keep the teeth strong, help children with a sweet tooth, and prevent gum diseases.
At Jacaranda Smiles, our goal is to provide care for kids up to 18 years of age and beyond. Everyone deserves a bright, healthy smile! If you are looking for pediatric dentistry or orthodontic treatment, contact us today to schedule a consultation!
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