Ask a Family Dentist: Why Would a Child Need Dental Sealants?

Ask a Family Dentist: Why Would a Child Need Dental Sealants?

You might be wondering why your dentist suggested dental sealants for your child. Following The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, dental sealants reduce the incidence of tooth decay in permanent molars by 80%. This kind of defence can shield many kids against cavities, which is beneficial.

Bacteria cannot survive on a tooth’s surface. This is beneficial for surfaces that are frequently challenging to clean. The grooved surfaces of the molars frequently cause them to catch food fragments.

To understand more about dental sealants, continue reading.

How do sealants work?

Permanent teeth with deep grooves and crevasses that are challenging to clean and occasionally impossible – are covered with sealants. Children are more prone to developing cavities on these surfaces.

How do sealants for teeth function?

Bacteria can break down the enamel and create a hidden cavity because they thrive on the dirt in the deep grooves. Even with thorough brushing and flossing, some teeth have microscopic grooves and pits that are challenging to clean. Your youngster is at risk for tooth decay because of the accumulation of food and germs in these spaces. These tooth regions are shielded by dental sealants, which also makes cleaning them much simpler.

What distinguishes a Kid’s Teeth sealant?

At Robstown Smiles, all sealant operations are carried out by doctors. Before applying the sealant, they reshape and thoroughly clean the grooves of the teeth to ensure there are no cavities there. This creates a big surface area for the sealant. This procedure enables the sealant material to penetrate the damaged area for improved sealant retention. Additionally, since a flowing filling material is harder and more wear-resistant than a sealing liquid, we employ it instead.

They last how long?

Our sealants are durable and will safeguard the teeth with routine dental visits and good at-home oral hygiene. If patients adhere to our at-home care recommendations, replacing a sealant is extremely uncommon at Robstown Smiles.

How does the treatment work?

We use nitrous at a low level to maximise the effectiveness of the sealant application. The patient can relax and their gag reflex is reduced by the N2O, which gives the doctor the ideal conditions for a more successful seal. The average appointment lasts 45 minutes, after which the patient can return to their routine.

What is the price?

Before scheduling the operation, please talk to our Treatment Coordinator so we can maximise your insurance benefits.

Do not hesitate to call Robstown Smiles with any further questions you have.

Insurances taken :

Medicaid, Most PPO insurances and Fee for service