Even if your child brushes and flosses regularly, it can be very difficult to clean the tiny grooves on their teeth. Small particles of food and bacteria get stuck in these crevices and build up, causing tooth decay. Sealants help protect the pitted surfaces of the teeth where most chewing occurs. The teeth most at risk of decay — and therefore, most in need of sealants — are the six-year and twelve-year molars. Many times the permanent premolars will also benefit from sealant coverage.
Taking your child to the dentist can be a difficult experience, but the application of a sealant is quick, painless, and can be completed in just one visit. First, our staff will thoroughly clean the tooth. Then, the tooth will be conditioned and dried. The sealant material is brushed onto the grooves of the tooth and then hardened with a special curing light. This treatment is extremely affordable and provides an incredible amount of value to your children in the form of decay protection. Our process is quick and painless and very beneficial for younger children who are just learning how to care for their own teeth. Recent studies have show how long the sealants can last if properly cared for by patients. Therefore, your child will be protected throughout the most cavity-prone years. If your child has good oral hygiene and avoids biting hard objects, sealants will last longer.
We will check the sealants during routine dental visits and recommend re-application or repair when necessary. Sealants are only one step in the plan to keep your child cavity-free for a lifetime. Brushing, flossing, balanced nutrition, limited snacking, and regular dental visits are still essential to a bright, healthy smile. Help your children and yourself stay confident in your smile with healthy teeth, free of decay.
Come into Boston Dental for all your sealant needs in Logan, UT. Call the office to schedule an appointment today! (435) 752-3343