At Sweetpea Smiles, we proudly offer dental sealants to children and teens as part of our excellent dental care services. Sealing your child’s teeth is an effective method to protect their young, growing smile from the damage of tooth decay. Cavities begin when bacteria and plaque accumulate, which is often in the pits and grooves of the back molars. By applying dental sealants to these teeth, we are providing a layer of protection against cavity-causing substances. Dr. Hunter is a skilled and compassionate dentist who can advise parents on what to expect from dental sealants and why they are necessary.
Protect Your Child from Cavities with Teeth Sealants
Teeth sealants can provide significant benefits for your child’s dental health. Dental sealants are a thin plastic material that is typically painted on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. A special curing light is used to harden the sealants for maximum protection. Once the sealants are applied, the treated teeth now have a barrier to “seal out” bacteria, food debris and plaque from attacking the tooth surface. The sealant procedure is quick, non-invasive and does not cause discomfort for your child. Most teeth sealants last for several years before a reapplication is necessary.
While dental sealants are an excellent weapon against cavities, our dental team also takes opportunities to educate kids on other ways that they can keep their teeth healthy and strong. We discuss how cavities form and instruct kids on oral hygiene and eating habits so that they are better equipped to care for their smile when they leave our office.
Does your child struggle with frequent cavities? To learn if your child could benefit from dental sealants, please contact Sweetpea Smiles today. We consider it a privilege to protect the growing smiles of Sugar Land.