Good dental health is something that all parents want for their children, and one of the ways to keep your child's teeth in good condition is through sealant applications. Sealants are a preventative measure to protect the teeth from decay, plaque, and tartar buildup by covering them with a protective coating. At Smile Kids! Pediatric Dentistry, our highly-qualified pediatric dentists, Dr. Nadgie Ortiz and Dr. Ortiz, offers your family a variety of services to guarantee that your child's dental health is well maintained and protected.
What Are Dental Sealants?
Dental sealants are thin plastic coatings applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth (molars and premolars) to protect them from decay. The sealant acts as a barrier, preventing food and bacteria from getting into the crevices and grooves of the teeth, which can be difficult to clean. According to Dr. Nadgie Ortiz, sealants are a quick and non-invasive way to protect teeth and maintain good oral health.
How Are Sealants Applied?
At Smile Kids! Pediatric Dentistry, dental sealants can typically be applied with a single visit to our clinic. The process includes the following steps:
What to Do After Dental Sealants Are Applied?
After a dental sealant is completed, patients must follow proper aftercare guidelines to maintain the freshness and durability of their oral sealants.
Following the first day, it is important to refrain from consuming acidic or hard foods as they can damage newly-sealed teeth. Regular brushing is encouraged over the next few weeks, and regular flossing should also be done.
Dr. Nadgie Ortiz recommends regular appointments for check-ups to ensure the longevity of the sealants.
What Are Some Benefits of Dental Sealants?
Dental sealants are a simple, non-invasive dental treatment that can help protect your child's teeth from cavities and decay. By covering the deep grooves in the top of each tooth, dental sealants effectively fill in these spaces with a protective coating that blocks bacteria and food debris, preventing these substances from getting into the tooth.
Dental sealants can prevent cavities and make brushing and flossing more effective by forming an extra barrier between the tooth enamel and other materials. Dental sealants are easy to apply and typically last for several years, giving both children and adults a convenient way to maintain good oral health.
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To schedule a consultation at Smile Kids! Pediatric Dentistry, call us at (276) 663-0065 today.