Children’s teeth need a good start to keep them healthy. Your child's newly erupted permanent teeth are not as resistant to decay as adult teeth are. Dental sealants are a perfect solution to this problem. Dental sealants are thin, plastic coatings painted on the chewing surfaces of the permanent back teeth. Yes, coating the biting surfaces with a resin-based sealant can reduce the formation of cavities. Give your child the extra protection against cavities with Dental sealants.
Prior to application your child’s teeth is thoroughly cleaned, conditioned and dried. The sealant is dabbed and allowed to flow into the deep grooves of the chewing surfaces of the teeth and hardened with the help of a “curing” light. It takes about a minute for the sealant to form a protective shield, preventing cavity-causing bacteria from nestling into the grooves of the teeth and eroding the enamel.
This preventative treatment is ideal for any baby or permanent tooth that has deep pits or fissures and is at risk for decay.
Kids are notoriously bad brushers. The chances of developing ‘pit and fissure decay’ begins early in life. Hence, children are exceptional candidates for dental sealants and parents should consider sealants as a barrier to “seal-off” space before any sign of a cavity has had a chance to form.
The Risks Involved
The high preventive benefits of sealants far outweigh the risks. Sealants are one of most powerful tools to prevent tooth decay and the potential for exposure to BPA from sealants is very rare. However, parents should look for the BFA free sealants.
A timely placed sealant will help keep your child’s teeth healthy until adulthood. Paired with good oral health care, sealants are highly effective in preventing cavity-causing bacteria from nestling into the grooves and crevices of your child’s tooth and eroding the enamel. Retention and effectiveness of dental sealants depends on maintenance.
Help your child maintain a healthy smile with Dental sealants. For moms who cringe at the thought of their kids racking up cavities and going under a dentist's drill, dental sealants sure sound tempting.