You’re a great parent! You’ve been bringing your child to us since that first baby tooth popped out. You’ve started a healthy routine for your child that includes regular brushing, flossing and visits to our office. But there’s another crucial tool in the war against tooth decay that you can easily add to your child’s oral health. And it’s right here at Children’s Dental Fun Zone.
Your child’s daily brushing and flossing habits do a great job of removing food and plaque from the teeth’s smooth surfaces. But those back teeth, with their bumps and crevices, call for a tougher fight.
Do you know that back teeth are where the majority of tooth decay happens?
That can be for no other reason than that those areas are hard to reach and take care of properly.
Do you know that dental sealants can provide a solution?
For the cavities that can be common in your child’s back teeth, sealants can be used to avoid, and in many cases, eliminate them.
Do you know what dental sealants are?
Sealants are simply thin, plastic coatings. They are “painted” on the chewing surfaces of your child’s back teeth to help protect vulnerable areas from decay by literally sealing out plaque.
We perform this quick, painless procedure in our office about every two years, giving your child a protective shield over the enamel of each back tooth.
Did you know that placing sealants on children’s teeth could prevent approximately 60 to 70 percent of their cavities?
Here’s how sealants can help your child achieve those maximum results:
- Get sealants on their permanent molars and premolars as soon as possible
- For first molars, that is usually between the ages of 6 to 8
- For second molars, that is usually between the ages of 10 to 12
- Sealants can protect their teeth through the cavity-prone years, usually between the ages of 6 to 14
Do you want to give your children some extra help in the fight against tooth decay?
We can talk to you about dental sealants at your child’s next appointment, or call us today: (800) 717-KIDS.