We recommend dental sealants for many of our younger patients.
Our team at Smile Cove Pediatric Dental often recommends that our pediatric patients get dental sealants, especially as the adult teeth start to grow in. Dental sealants are an excellent option for protecting your child’s teeth and preventing decay while establishing a lifetime of good oral health. If you are interested in dental sealants for your child, call our office in Tampa, Florida today.
Dental sealants are made from a tooth-colored or clear resin material. We paint this material onto the chewing surface of the tooth, and it blocks out bacteria and food debris that lead to decay. Not only do dental sealants help prevent tooth decay and cavities, but they also form a smooth coating over the natural grooves and pits on the surface of the tooth. This makes it easier to clean the tooth with normal brushing habits.
Although we recommend dental sealants for the large majority of our young patients, we frequently suggest them for children between the ages of 6 and 12. During these years, the permanent molars develop, and dental sealants can protect these teeth on a long-term basis. It takes just one short, comfortable visit to our practice to have dental sealants applied.
Prevent tooth decay and keep your child’s smile healthy with dental sealants. We would be happy to tell you more about how dental sealants work and other ways our team can help keep your child’s smile healthy. Call or visit our office today to speak with a member of our team.