Sealants for Kids
Dental sealants are an effective way to protect the teeth and prevent decay. Dakota Dental clinic strongly recommends dental sealants for kids. Most decay occurs on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth because these molars typically have deep grooves and pits that trap food and bacteria. Trapped food is often the culprit in causing cavities on teeth. Applying sealants for teeth will help prevent cavities.
Since children are not quite as adept at brushing and eat more sugary foods, tooth sealants have proven to be extremely effective in preventing teeth cavities. Dental sealants are basically invisible and only applied to the back molars so they do not appear in children’s photos or when they are talking.
Sealants are easy to apply and take only a few minutes for each tooth. The dental sealant will be applied in the Apple Valley dental clinic and no anesthetic is needed. After a thorough cleaning, the tooth sealant is painted, much like nail polish, onto each tooth where it hardens in 60 seconds.
Having dental sealants does not replace brushing, flossing or rising with fluoride; tooth sealants simply help aid in the fight against teeth cavities. They are strongly recommended in both children and adults. Sealants are quite manageable in cost and, as always, Dakota Dental Center will discuss every option with you before moving forward with any preventative dental care.
Call to schedule your child’s dental appointment today.