Have you ever wanted a magical device that helps keep your child’s teeth healthy and cavity-free? Well, between brushing and flossing every day diligently, you may find that dental sealants are the next best thing to protecting your child’s oral health. Dental sealants actually seal your child’s molars—which is where cavities like to form—to keep the plaque and tartar at bay.
Sealants are a coating of plastic resin that our dentist paints over the back teeth which are the hardest to clean with a toothbrush, as first, they are in the back of the mouth which is hard to reach, and second, because the molars tend to have pits and fissures on their top surfaces which allow food particles and bacteria to congregate and create cavities.
Sealants are a protective coating which keeps those out of the fissures in the tooth, and that is how they work their magic. The plastic resin is essentially painted onto the top of the molar, which bonds with the tooth once it hardens, keeping those grooves clear of debris. A curing light is used to help the hardening process.
Sealants are truly a quick and easy way to prevent cavities in your child, and we want to help you maintain your child’s oral health as well and brighten their smile! Please call us at 757-587-6399 if you would like more information from our friendly staff.