As a parent, you are probably helping your child make sure that they are brushing and flossing their teeth every day, but even still there could be plaque left behind on their teeth. Since that is a large probability, your pediatric dentist may recommend getting dental sealants. A sealant sits over the tooth and covers and pits, divots, and any impurities that could be on the tooth, those are often where plaque can get caught even with the best brushing. Here are the top 3 reasons why your children’s dentist would recommend getting dental sealants:
Any dentist who specializes in pediatric dentistry wants to help your child bring a strong foundation for good oral hygiene throughout their whole life. If your child is showing any signs that they are prone to cavities or tooth decay. Other than brushing and flossing every day and seeing your child’s dentist every 6 months, this is one of the biggest ways to protect your child’s oral health.
Tooth decay is one of the most common diseases that is affecting children. However, your child’s pediatric dentist is able to help your child not be affected by tooth decay. Since the dental sealant is placed over the tooth where any build-up of plaque, bacteria, or food particles would go, tooth decay doesn’t have the chance to start. Tooth decay is caused by plaque which is a build up of bacteria on your child’s tooth and it’s an invisible film so you can’t see it with your own eyes. Plaque feeds on and grows with sugar and starches that are in foods and can get left behind on teeth.
To help get rid of any plaque build up on your child’s teeth, it’s important to make sure they come into their children’s dentist office every six months.
Fillings are often what children are afraid of or weary of at the dentist. During a filling, your child’s dentist will have to remove any part of the tooth that has decayed. They would then restore the tooth with the filling. Getting dental sealants is a non-invasive procedure that just involves cleaning the tooth and then painting over the tooth with the sealant. Dental sealants can last for years and sometimes even into adulthood.
If you aren’t sure if your child could benefit from dental sealants ask your pediatric dentist next time you come to All Pro Dental located in Revere, MA. We provide dental sealants and other preventative measures to make sure that your child’s teeth are healthy into their adulthood. For more information on our children’s dentistry office or to make an appointment, you can call us at (781) 853 – 0111 or contact us via our website.