It can be challenging to instill good oral hygiene in your children, but if you’ve been able to get them into a daily routine we applaud you; however, no matter how well children brush they may still miss certain spots. Molars tend to be the most often neglected and usually where most cavities are found. However, this doesn’t mean that cavities are imminent. Your Kenosha dentist recommends that your child or teen get dental sealants to protect their teeth from decay.
About Dental Sealants
No matter how well our children brush, there are still some spots that will be harder to reach than others. Furthermore, molars have many of grooves and pits, which can make it hard to properly and thoroughly clean their surfaces. That’s where dental sealants come in. Dental sealants are a clear, specialized plastic that go over the chewing surfaces of your child's molars to prevent cavities and increase protection.
Getting Dental Sealants
This procedure is easy for your Kenosha dentist to perform and it’s completely non-invasive and painless. We will first paint the sealant on the surface of your child’s teeth. The sealant material will naturally bond with the tooth right away and harden. The sealant is now a barrier, protecting back teeth from food particles and decay.
A sealant is durable against normal chewing pressures and can last many years before needing to be reapplied. Your Kenosha dentist will continue to check the condition of these sealants during six-month visits.
Preventing Dental Decay
It’s important to note that sealants aren’t the answer to preventing tooth decay. Your child will still need to maintain good oral health in order to fully protect their smile against cavities. This means brushing twice a day and flossing once a day, as well as eating a smile-friendly diet and seeing their dentist routinely.
If you want to schedule an appointment for your child to get dental sealants then contact Dr. Mario Maritato, your Kenosha dentist at 262-657-0504. Protect their teeth with this simple treatment, and let them enjoy a cavity-free smile!