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Dental sealants for your child


Posted on 3/21/2022 by Neil Starr DDS PC
Dental sealants for your childChildren have delicate teeth which makes them vulnerable to dental issues such as decays and cavities. As a parent, you have a central role to play to ensure that your child grows and develops strong healthy teeth. One way you can ensure this is by bringing your child for regular dental checkups. In this way, our dentist can examine your kid's teeth and check whether they can have decays or cavities. Our dentist can therefore start corrective measures that will be important in preventing further progression of tooth cavities or decays.

Sealants Prevent Decays and Cavities


Dental sealants are effective in stopping the progression of dental decays and cavities. Sealants cover up affected areas helping to form a shield that protects your kid's teeth. Our dentists can apply dental sealants on the chewing surfaces of molars and in grooves and deep pits. These sealants will be essential in shielding your child from dental cavities as they grow up. The sealants may wear off later in future but this will be when the child is able to maintain oral hygiene.

Are Sealants Necessary for Primary Teeth


Many parents wonder if they must take corrective action such as sealants on primary and baby teeth since they will eventually fall off. Protecting the primary and baby teeth of your child is crucial for them to develop strong teeth as they become teenagers and adults. Primary and baby teeth pave the way for permanent teeth and therefore any problems when they are young will likely lead to problems for permanent teeth.

Bring Your Child for Effective Care and Management


Bring your child for a checkup and treatment if they are showing signs of developing tooth decay. Call us to book an appointment or to talk to a pediatric dentistry specialist for further information.


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