Dental caries is one of the most common chronic diseases in children. Good oral hygiene habits and regularly visiting the dentist can help in the prevention of dental caries. If not addressed on time, cavities can spread and ultimately cause tooth loss, pain, infection, swelling, and severe lifestyle detriment in some cases.
Dental sealants are one method of prevention in permanent and primary molars. Dental sealants are protective coatings placed on the chewing surface of the back teeth so these teeth can stay protected from decay. Generally, back teeth have deep grooves, which are hard to clean with a toothbrush making them more vulnerable to decay. By covering the area with sealants, the groves will no longer accumulate plaque in the crevices, which will help make these teeth less prone to cavities.
What are the benefits of dental sealants?
- It protects your child’s chewing surfaces from cavities (BUT does not replace good oral hygiene and flossing)
- It offers added support to your child’s overall oral care practices.
- Good quality sealants can last up to 10 years.
- It is very easy to maintain and/or repair them.
Who is eligible for dental sealants?
Floss Boss Pediatric Dentistry offers high-quality dental sealants to children of all ages. Dr. Sanghavi will evaluate your child prior to recommending sealants. Our pediatric dentist office in Flemington, NJ, offers high-quality, affordable sealants that would last for many years. To learn more about dental sealants, please give us a call at (908) 751-0770.