If you are looking for an easy way to help prevent tooth decay in your child’s teeth you should definitely consider dental sealants provided by our Lomita children’s dentist at Children’s Dental Group. Dental sealants are thin pieces of plastic that are coated over your child’s back teeth where most chewing takes place, and also where cavities typically tend to develop. Dental sealants will keep debris from food from setting into the grooves in these teeth and therefore prevent bacteria from harboring there and protect against decay.
Our Lomita children’s dentist recommends using sealants for permanent molars rather than baby teeth. The first molars typically grow in when a child has reached the age of six, and the second when the child is about twelve. The process itself is quite easy and will be pain-free for your child. The first step is to thoroughly clean the teeth, and then a special gel is applied for a few seconds, and then rinsed off and dried completely. After that, the sealant will be coated onto the tooth, and will harden against the tooth within a few minutes. Dental sealants provided by our Lomita children’s dentist typically last about five to ten years, and will be checked at each routine appointment at Children’s Dental Group. Dental sealants are a great investment and excellent part of a comprehensive preventative dental plan for your child.
If you have any questions about dental sealants or any of the other pediatric dental services provided by our Lomita children’s dentist and the rest of our staff at Children’s Dental Group, we would love to hear from you. You can get in touch with us either by phone, or by sending us a message using the Contact Us form located on our website. If you would like to schedule an appointment for your child to see our Lomita children’s dentist, you can either call our office or request your desired appointment time online. Dental sealants will truly help your child maintain better oral health and save you from the costs of dental fillings and extractions in the future. We hope to see you and your child at Children’s Dental Group soon.