Does My Child Need Dental Sealants?

December 18, 2018 | By Molarbear

As a parent, you probably want your child’s smile to be as healthy, bright and protected as possible, right? Molar Bear Pediatric Dentistry feels the exact same way and specializing in protecting and treating children’s smiles! Dental sealants are an excellent option for any parent interested in a bit of extra protection for their little one’s smile. Interested in dental sealants in Houston for your child? Schedule an appointment for pediatric dentistry in Houston today.

About Tooth Sealant Treatment

Dental sealants are a BPA-free, liquid plastic that is applied to the chewing surfaces of teeth. Once applied, your child’s dentist will allow the sealant to harden, effectively creating a barrier between your child’s teeth and plaque, tartar, and even acid. Dental sealants are also helpful for making dental care easier by sealing the pits, grooves, and depressions on the chewing surfaces of your little one’s teeth. Once sealed, debris and bacteria no longer get trapped in these areas, making it easier for your child to completely clean the chewing surfaces of their teeth.

Dental Sealant Procedure

The process for getting dental sealants takes only a few minutes, we typically suggest dental sealant treatment following a comprehensive examination and professional dental cleaning. Your child’s dentist will simply paint the dental sealant on to your child’s teeth and then allow the sealant to dry. Once dried, your child can carry on with their day-to-day activities while having extra protection for their smile.

Benefits of Dental Sealants

When it comes to preventive dental care, dental sealants have various benefits, including:

  • Dental sealants are designed to blend with your child’s smile, making treatment virtually unnoticeable.
  • Dental sealants can reduce your child’s risk for tooth decay and cavity formation.
  • Dental sealants are durable and can last for years with proper care.

Get Dental Sealants in Houston Today

Interested in protecting your child’s smile with our Houston dental sealants? Schedule an appointment with our kid’s dentist near you today, we are always pleased to see new patients and would be happy to get your child on our schedule for an appointment.

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