When you’re making up your mind about a treatment for your smile, it can cause you to perform some serious research and reflection before you feel good about your choice. When it comes to making a choice on behalf of your child’s smile, well, the feeling of responsibility can make it so much more challenging! We understand. As a result, we encourage you to schedule time to talk with us about your little one’s grin (or to bring up questions during visits), so you feel extremely confident. Regarding whether dental sealants are a good idea, the answer is almost always, “Of course!” Take a moment to learn why this is the case.
Should I Bring My Child In For Sealants?
Yes. You should bring your child in for dental sealants. We encourage this step because it’s a very simple, budget-friendly, and extremely effective way to help keep your little one’s smile healthy. The main goal, of course, is to keep plaque from sticking to teeth, so that your child does not need to deal with tooth decay or the required restorative treatments to fix it.
What Is A Sealant?
A dental sealant is just a barrier. It is composed of a thin layer of plastic that we will strategically paint onto dental tissue. We place the sealants on your child’s back teeth (which are hard to reach with a toothbrush for young brushers) and only over the chewing surface (where lots of little nooks and fissures provide spaces where plaque and its bacteria may end up hiding).