The dental sealants on your child’s molars are an inexpensive way to protect and preserve the enamel of those teeth. The plastic-resin sealants painted onto the biting surface of the molars create a protective layer that blocks food particles and bacteria from gaining access to the enamel. Ideally, this should prevent tooth decay from forming on these teeth for several years.
Make sure your child understand that the sealants are only applied to the biting surface of the teeth. The other surfaces of the teeth are not protected. These areas will still require the same care and maintenance as the rest of their teeth.
Brushing and flossing twice a day is absolutely critical for removing food particles and bacteria before they can become plaque. If plaque in the mouth hardens into tartar it can lead to gum disease. This can compromise the roots of the teeth and impact the health of their gums
If you have any questions about getting dental sealants for your child, please call us at 270.282.0909 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to seeing you!