Dental sealants can protect your child’s teeth from tooth decay by providing an extra layer of protection against cavity-causing bacteria and acids. Sealants are plastic compounds that are applied to the chewing surfaces of the molars by a pediatric dentist. These teeth are particularly susceptible to decay because of their hard-to-clean pits and grooves where food or plaque accumulates. The application procedure is short and painless, and the coating is not always readily visible on your child’s teeth. Dental sealants protect your child’s tooth for three to five years by keeping food, bacteria, and acid from reaching the tooth’s surface and causing decay. Sealants may be used on both primary and permanent teeth to protect your child’s smile from decay.
If you’d like to learn more about dental sealants for your child, contact Park View Pediatric Dentistry at (646) 402-6578 to ask about this easy preventive treatment. We have the answers to all of your questions about your child’s dental development and maintaining healthy teeth for life. Check out our website for more dental health information and tips for a bright smile.