Dental Sealants

Dental Sealants

It is too easy for cavities to form in the back teeth. The molars and premolars are complicated chewing tools, full of pits and fissures. It is a bit of a challenge to brush the rear of the mouth effectively, even for adults. This makes these chewing surfaces more prone to cavities.

Dental Sealants in Royal Palm Beach, FL

That’s why dental sealants for kids are recommended as soon as the permanent back teeth erupt. However, if your child has deep grooves in other primary or permanent teeth, Dr. J may suggest treating these surfaces as well.

How are Dental Sealants Applied?

The Dr. J process of applying dental sealants in Royal Palm Beach is fast and painless:

  • First, a dental cleaning is performed, and the surfaces are dried. Cotton is placed on the teeth to keep moisture out.
  • Then, a non-plastic sealant material is painted onto the chewing surfaces. It hards instantly, providing protection.

Dental Sealants for Kids

Keep in mind, kids with dental sealants can still get cavities, but proven to be unlikely. After all, the protective coating is applied only to specific teeth. Dental sealants, twice daily brushing, flossing once a day and biannual dentist visits are vital for optimal oral health.

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