Dental sealants are one of the best ways to protect young teeth against cavities, and your child can get them at Dr. B. Pediatric Dentistry in Campbell CA.
Having sealants put on your child’s teeth is quick and painless. Experts say they can prevent up to eighty percent of cavities after they are applied.
Q. What are dental sealants?
A. Dental sealants are permanent plastic barriers applied to the chewing surfaces of teeth. They prevent cavities by filling in the grooves and fissures where food particles are particularly to remove–especially for children
Q. How are dental sealants applied?
A. The sealant is applied as a liquid, which quickly hardens and covers the pits and grooves in molars.
Q. Which teeth can benefit the most from sealants?
A. Sealants are most frequent on the first and second molars because they are at the highest risk for tooth decay.
Q. When should sealants be applied?
A. The best time is early–while the teeth are cavity-free. The American Dental Association recommends children have sealants to their permanent teeth between the ages of five and fourteen.
Q. Is brushing and flossing still necessary for the teeth with sealants?
A. Yes! Daily oral hygiene is still critical to keep teeth and gums healthy. Even the teeth with sealants are at risk for decay along the gumline.
Sealants have proven safe, and effective in preventing cavities. People from San Jose, Santa Clara, and Los Gatos have brought their kids to Dr. B. Pediatric Dentistry in Campbell CA for sealants, just one of our pediatric dentistry procedures. We specialize in early dental care. Call for an appointment today!
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