Dental sealants: Seal away your teeth and protect them against cavities
TOOTH SEALANTS IN SAN CLEMENTE, ORANGE COUNTY, CA
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Dental sealants are tooth-colored, plastic coatings which are placed to protect teeth against cavities. Typically, sealants are placed on baby teeth with deep groves to protect them against cavity bugs. Sealants resemble small white filling. Placing a sealant on a tooth essentially seals off access to the inner tooth structure. Dentists use sealants to protect baby molar teeth which have deep groves. These teeth are very susceptible to developing cavities because it’s hard for children to reach far back when cleaning their teeth.
Dental sealants are a proven and effective preventive treatment. Placing sealants is easy, painless and takes just minutes to complete. We highly recommend you consider placing sealants on your children’s teeth to avoid cavities and infection. If you are interested in learning more about dental sealants, give us a call today. We can be reached at (949) 481-2540 or you can schedule an appointment for your child online by clicking here. We are located in San Clemente, Orange County and offer sealant treatment as well as routine care for your child. Contact us today to learn more.
Placing sealants is a very simple procedure, no more difficult than getting a routine dental cleaning. Unlike fillings, placing a sealant does not even require any sort of anesthesia or tooth removal. Plus, placing dental sealants takes just minutes but sealants help protect your teeth for years to come. To learn more, give us a call today at (949) 481-2540 or come in to our San Clemente dental office to meet us and have your questions answered.
Typically, we recommend placing sealants on the most distally positioned teeth. Children have the hardest time cleaning these far positioned molar teeth. We recommend applying a set of dental sealants at about 6 to 7 years onto your 1st molar teeth and a second set of sealants at age 11 to 12 onto your 2nd molar teeth. Some dentists only place sealants on adult molar while others recommend applying sealants onto baby teeth as well. Regardless, we highly recommend that you consider placing sealants on your children’s teeth to better protect them against cavities.
Sealants have been proven very effective in fighting off cavity bugs in children. WE highly recommend you consider placing sealants on their teeth to avoid more serious problems down the line. Here some benefits of placing sealants on children’s teeth:
Reduced risk of developing dental cavities
The main purpose of dental sealants is to protect children’s teeth against dental cavities. Deep groves on back teeth are very susceptible to developing cavities, especially in children. The alternative to placing a sealant would be to wait and see if these teeth develop cavities. However, should this happen, you now require a filling or possibly root canal treatment! Placing a dental sealant is much easier, quicker and more economical in comparison. Plus, sealant visits are simple and virtually painless. The same can not be said of fillings and root canal procedures!
Providing a positive dental experience
Another benefit of dental sealants is that they help create a positive dental experience for children. If your child’s first visit for dental work involves needles and pain, this could lead to an everlasting fear of the dentist. On the other hand, a 15-minute pain-free sealant visit is an excellent way of introducing your child to the dentist. This helps your child overcome his or her fear of the dentist and creates a good relationship with their dentist.
There are no risk whatsoever with placing dental sealants on teeth. Placing sealants is simple, easy and pain-free. Plus, dental sealants are fully reversible since there is no actual tooth removal involved. This means that sealants do not harm your teeth in any way. They usually stay on your teeth and protect them for several years before falling off. By the time you’re an adult your sealants have typically dissolved away, having served their purpose.
Schedule your appointment with us today to learn more about dental sealants. Call us at (949)481-2540 or book your appointment online today. Our dentist, Dr. Jazayeri, will examine your child’s teeth to determine if he or she is a good candidate for dental sealants. We can place their sealants right away to help seal away those cavity bugs for good! Don’t wait for your child’s teeth to develop cavities or infections! Contact us today to see how we can help protect their teeth with dental sealants and other preventive dental care.