Children's Dental Sealants in Horn Lake, MS
What are dental sealants
Dental sealants are thin white coatings that are applied to the chewing surfaces of back (molar) teeth. The chewing surfaces of molar teeth contain multiple pits and grooves which are difficult to clean with brushing and flossing alone. These areas can harbor plaque and bacteria, increasing the risk of developing tooth decay.
Dental sealants provide a protective barrier which prevents the buildup of plaque on molar teeth, thereby preventing tooth decay in these vulnerable areas. Dental sealants have been utilized for decades because they have been proven to be extremely effective in reducing a child’s risk of cavities.
Does my child need dental sealants?
Dental sealants are typically recommended once the permanent first molars erupt, around the age of six. During your child’s oral exam our dentists will evaluate the molar teeth and determine if dental sealants are right for your child.
How are dental sealants applied
Applying a dental sealant is a simple and painless procedure. It begins with thoroughly cleaning your child’s tooth, followed by painting the sealant material directly onto the tooth enamel. Our dental specialists will evaluate your child’s sealants at every dental check-up to ensure they remain intact.
Early protection of molars can prevent cavities!
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