Think about your back teeth and how difficult they can be to clean. You may find yourself looking for special toothbrushes to help you reach them and feel overjoyed when you have finished flossing. Now imagine you are a child who is just learning to practice dental hygiene at home. Successfully and thoroughly removing every trace of plaque from molars can become an overwhelming task. Rather than setting your child up for disappointment if cavities occur, we encourage you to consider the exceptional benefits of dental sealants, which can easily help your little one avoid tooth decay.
What Is A Dental Sealant?
A sealant is a preventive dentistry solution for your child. The treatment is comfortable and easy to apply. First, we will prepare your child’s back teeth by cleaning them. We will then apply the sealant, which includes a thin plastic coating painted over the back teeth’s chewing surfaces. Once the sealant is dry, the process is complete.
Why Choose Sealants?
Dental sealants offer incredible protection against plaque and the occurrence of tooth decay. Because molars are known for their highly textured terrain, including pits, fissures, and grooves, they are quite vulnerable to cavities. They offer a great deal of surface area and hiding spots for bacteria-laden plaque to hide and eat away at tooth tissue. A sealant creates a physical barrier that simply prevents plaque from coming into contact with the tops of your child’s back teeth.
You know that sealants keep plaque from adhering to molars but we encourage you to consider the big picture. In addition to the daily advantage of feeling more relaxed about your child’s oral health, think into the future. Sealants typically last five to 10 years, which makes this a cost-effective treatment. In addition, by providing your child with this safety net, you can create an atmosphere of excitement and optimism, so your little one feels good about the results of effective brushing and flossing.
ABOUT YOUR LAKE ORION DENTIST:
Dr. Brad Greenfield offers our patients access to the latest in holistic dentistry. You can visit Dr. Greenfield’s office in Lake Orion at 248-693-6213 to schedule a dental appointment for a dental implant consultation. We offer comprehensive dentistry services to patients in Lake Orion and surrounding communities.