If you don’t know how dental sealants can help your child’s teeth stay protected while they go through life, then visit South Simcoe Dental Care to get all the information you need on dental sealants for healthy teeth. Our dental staff can assist you with encouraging your children to have healthy oral habits and provide education about maintaining your child’s dental health with less stress.
Dental sealants are usually applied to the teeth once and they last about 10 years, give or take a few. This means you get a decade of protection from cavities and decay while your child learns how to properly take care of their teeth. This includes learning how to brush properly, use toothpaste safely, and floss to get rid of all plaque and bacteria in the mouth.
You won’t even have to worry about an appointment to remove dental sealants – they wear off on their own with time. Over the years, you can save yourself a lot of stress and protect your child’s teeth from decay with sealants. They don’t need to be removed by a dentist, so just continue with regular dental visits and your child will have beautiful and healthy teeth.
Dental sealants are used in children to prevent plaque and bacteria from attaching to teeth. They are a thin barrier that coats the chewing surface of teeth in the back of the mouth, keeping decay to a minimum so your child experiences less cavities than children without sealants.
Brushing is meant to get rid of plaque and bacteria, but sometimes it can be missed and remain on teeth. If this happens, your child may need a visit to our dentist for removal of cavities. Sealants make it possible to get rid of plaque in areas that are hard to reach, preventing decay and making brushing more efficient.
If you’d like to learn more about how sealants from your South Simcoe Dental Care dentist can provide protection to your child’s growing teeth, call and schedule an appointment in our office to speak with a professional.