Dental sealants are an invaluable tool in safeguarding your child’s oral health. These preventive treatments are crafted from clear or tooth-colored resin material and meticulously applied to the chewing surfaces of your child’s teeth. Once placed, these sealants create a seamless protective barrier that envelops the natural pits and grooves of the tooth, acting as a formidable defense against decay-causing bacteria, plaque and food particles. Not only do these sealants serve as a shield for your child’s teeth, but they also simplify the process of maintaining oral hygiene by making it easier to clean the treated teeth with regular brushing and flossing.
For children predisposed to cavity formation, dental sealants are a simple and efficient solution that can be applied within a matter of minutes during your child’s regular dental appointments. Our pediatric dentist and team typically recommend sealants when your child’s permanent molars emerge, usually between the ages of 6 and 12. Dental sealants are indispensable in preventing the onset of cavities. Depending on your child’s susceptibility to cavities and their individual oral growth and development, our pediatric dentist may recommend applying sealants several times as your child ages and continues to develop. Impressively, sealants offer long-lasting protection, enduring for several years and effectively safeguarding your child’s dental health as they continue to grow.
To learn more about dental sealants in Austin, Texas, and schedule an appointment with Dr. Reza Arzegar, call Longhorn Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics today at 512-892-2443. Your child’s smile deserves the very best care, and we are here to provide it.