The most common chronic childhood disease in the United States today is tooth decay. The good news is that it is preventable. Combined with a good oral hygiene regimen, sealants have been shown to reduce tooth decay by more than 70%.
“51% of children between the ages of 6 to 11 years old have caries (cavities) in one or more of their primary teeth.” –National Health and Nutrition Examination
Sealants Can Shield Teeth from Decay
It is sometimes hard to remove food and plaque from the chewing surfaces of the back teeth, even with frequent brushing. Dental sealants are safe plastic-like materials that are painted onto the chewing surfaces of the molars or premolars. Sealants act as a protective barrier to help “seal out” germs and food that cause tooth decay.
Since tooth decay is most likely to occur shortly after teeth come into the mouth, children make great candidates for dental sealants. Because the teeth most at risk are permanent molars, we strongly recommend sealants be placed on these teeth as soon as they come in.
Sealants are Easy to Apply, Safe, and Painless
Sealants are durable and can last years before a replacement is needed. They not only help prevent tooth decay, they also help avoid restorative dental procedures in the future. Dental sealants have been used safely for more than 30 years.
Talk to your friendly Dental Depot dentist as part of your child’s overall oral care. Only you and your dentist can determine what is right for your child.
We know you have a choice when choosing a dentist or orthodontist in Oklahoma City, Midwest City, Moore, Yukon, Tulsa, Dallas, Edmond, Highland Village, and Phoenix and we thank you for making Dental Depot your partner in good oral health!