What are Dental Sealants for Kids?
Dental sealants are a thin, translucent coating that is applied to the surface of your child’s teeth. Sealants smooth out any pits and make it easier to maintain good dental hygiene. They are totally safe and perfect for children with sensitive teeth. Here at the Dr Toothfairy pediatric dental office in Falls Church, VA, we highly recommend dental sealants for our young patients. Continue reading to learn more about the benefits of dental sealants and how they can help keep your child’s smile healthy and bright!
The Benefits of Dental Sealants
Dental sealants provide a barrier between the tooth enamel and bacteria, plaque, and acids that can cause cavities. They are especially important for kids because their teeth are more susceptible to cavities due to the fact that their tooth enamel is not yet fully developed. Dental sealants can also help protect kids’ teeth from staining and discoloration.
How Are Dental Sealants Applied?
The process of applying dental sealants is quick and easy. First, we clean your child’s teeth and then roughen up the chewing surfaces with a special etching solution. This helps the sealant adhere to the tooth. Next, we dry the teeth and apply the sealant material to the grooves on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth (the molars). The sealant material hardens quickly and forms a protective barrier on your child’s teeth.
Ask Dr. Toothfairy about Dental Sealants to Protect Your Child’s Teeth
Dental sealants are an important part of keeping your child’s smile healthy! If you live in or around Falls Church, VA and are looking for a pediatric dentist who offers dental sealants, we invite you to contact our office today to schedule an appointment. We would be happy to answer any questions you may have about this preventative dental treatment option!