Dental Sealants Prevent Cavities in Children

Tooth cavities are common in children because they love consuming too much sugary food. This is why parents need to teach their kids good flossing and brushing habits. But there are no worries if your child already has tooth cavities. You can bring them to our clinic to get dental sealants.

What are dental sealants?

These are thin plastic coatings usually applied on the teeth' chewing surface to prevent cavities. They may not be a good substitute for proper dental hygiene, but they greatly help ensure the cavities do not extend to the root of your child's teeth. In some cases, you will find some grooves in your child's teeth that are smaller than toothbrush bristles. This is why they need to be sealed to prevent further infection on the tooth.

Are dental sealants safe for children?

Dental sealants have never been reported to cause any harm to kids. Besides, professional pediatrics know the best sealant to use on kids. However, you are advised to take your child for a dental sealant when they are between 6 to 14 years old. But it is still wise to bring your child to our dentist to know if they can get a dental sealant no matter how young they are. If your baby's teeth are filled with cavities, our dentist may consider sealing them to prevent further teeth damage.

How long can dental sealants last?

Dental sealants can be the best alternative to ensuring your child's cavities are prevented from damaging their teeth. But for how long can they last? They can protect your child's teeth for up to 10 years. However, it is crucial to enforce good oral hygiene practices, even with dental sealants. Encourage your children to brush daily and eat nutritious foods.For more information about dental sealants, visit our clinic to prevent further damage that cavities can cause in your child's teeth.

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