Seeing your child smile is one of your favorite things in life. You would do everything possible to make sure those little teeth are as healthy as can be. Did you know there’s an extra step we can take to prevent cavities in your child’s back molars? Dental sealants are a quick, painless, and a highly effective way to protect your child’s teeth from dental problems like tooth decay and cavities. Keep reading to learn more from your dentist in Pensacola!
Ask Your Children’s Dentist About Dental Sealants
By the time your child is in first grade, they’re entering into some of the most cavity-prone years. A combination of factors make their little teeth especially vulnerable to decay like candy and poor oral hygiene habits. That’s why treatments like dental sealants are so important for children’s oral health. Thin coverings applied directly to the surface of the back teeth, they’re incredibly effective at protecting the enamel from decay-causing bacteria.
When you and your dentist agree that dental sealants are a wonderful option for your child’s vulnerable teeth, the procedure can be completed in 5 minutes or less. It’s as simple as painting the clear sealant material onto the chewing surfaces of the back molars. Once every nook and cranny has been covered with the sealant, your dentist dries it with a special UV light. And when the sealant has set, it’s done — and your child’s teeth are protected from decay for years to come.
The benefits of dental sealants are many. Quick, painless, affordable — there’s really no way you can go wrong. And if a problem develops later on, dental sealants are easily repaired with a quick touch-up of the material.
Dental Sealants + Good Hygiene = A Happy Smile!
Once your child has received protection with dental sealants, don’t stop there. Make sure your child’s teeth stay totally protected from decay and infection by helping them to maintain good oral hygiene habits — like brushing for two minutes, twice a day, flossing daily and visiting the children’s dentist as recommended.
When you help him develop these habits as a child, you’re putting your little one on a road to success and happy, white teeth.
About Our Office
Could your child benefit from dental sealants? Of course he could. Contact your local Pensacola dentist to schedule your child appointment! The office of Benjamin J. Hodges is proud to say we care for each child like they’re our own — come find out what that means to you. Feel free to call our friendly office team. We would be happy to schedule an appointment for your little one to get a full exam and professional cleaning, topped off with helpful dental sealants.