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Preventative Sealants

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Why Preventative Sealants?

It is common for food particles to get trapped on the teeth’ surfaces, especially on the molars. These areas are hard to reach with a toothbrush. If food particles remain on the grooves, they form plaque and might lead to tooth decay. A preventive sealant is a flowable filling material that covers or seals the natural grooves of the teeth. Sealants make it difficult for food particles to accumulate on the teeth and make it easier to clean the teeth. At Denwest Dental, we offer effective tooth sealant treatments to help your children avoid tooth decay and cavities.

Preventative Sealants is important in order to avoid cavity at Woodbridge Kids Dental Care

Preventative Sealants

Preventive dental sealants are a common and effective way to protect children’s teeth from cavities. These sealants are thin, protective coatings applied to the chewing surfaces of molars and premolars, where tooth decay commonly occurs. The procedure is painless, non-invasive, and typically performed by a dentist or dental hygienist. Here’s a breakdown of the key aspects of preventive sealants for kids:

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Cavity Prevention: The primary purpose of dental sealants is to prevent cavities. The chewing surfaces of molars and premolars have deep grooves and pits where food particles and bacteria can easily accumulate. Sealants act as a barrier, making it more difficult for these particles to settle and cause decay.

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Resin Material: Dental sealants are usually made of a tooth-colored or clear resin material. The resin bonds to the tooth’s surface and forms a protective layer.

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Application Process

  • leaning: Before applying sealants, the dentist or dental hygienist will clean and prepare the teeth.
  • Etching: A mild acid solution is applied to the tooth surface to create a rough surface, helping the sealant adhere better.
  • Application: The sealant material is then painted onto the tooth’s surface and allowed to bond and harden. Some sealants may also be cured using a special light.
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Targeted Teeth

Molars and Premolars: Sealants are commonly applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth, specifically the molars and premolars. These areas are more susceptible to decay due to their structure and location.

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Early Application: Sealants are often applied as soon as the permanent molars and premolars emerge in a child’s mouth, typically around the ages of 6 and 12. Applying sealants early helps protect the teeth during the cavity-prone years.

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Long-Lasting: Dental sealants are durable and can last for several years. However, they may need to be checked during regular dental visits for signs of wear and tear.

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Regular Check-ups: Routine dental check-ups allow the dentist to monitor the condition of the sealants and reapply them if necessary. Additionally, maintaining good oral hygiene practices, such as regular brushing and flossing, is essential for overall dental health.


Cost and Accessibility

Cost-Effective: Sealants are considered a cost-effective preventive measure compared to treating cavities. Some dental insurance plans cover the cost of sealants for children.

In summary, dental sealants are a valuable tool in preventing cavities in children by providing a protective barrier on the chewing surfaces of their back teeth. Early application and regular dental check-ups contribute to maintaining good oral health throughout childhood.

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