Children’s teeth are prone to cavities. Fortunately, there is a simple dental treatment that prevents tooth decay and slows the progression of cavities. Keep reading to learn more about how dental sealants can help preserve your child’s teeth.
What are Sealants?
Did you know that baby teeth are softer and more porous than adult teeth? This means that baby teeth are especially vulnerable to plaque and decay. Dental sealants are a protective barrier that can prevent cavities and tooth decay. Sealants are a thin layer of resin that is applied to the surface of the tooth by a dentist in order to protect the tooth over time.
How Sealants Work
One of the best things about dental sealants is they are very easy to apply, making them a great treatment for even the most nervous dental patients. To apply sealants, a dentist will simply clean the surface of the tooth and then use a tool similar to a paintbrush to apply the resin to the tooth. Sealants are long-lasting, invisible, and very effective.
Just One Type of Preventative Care
While dental sealants are very effective, they work best as a part of a complete oral health plan. At Sima Dental, our team will work with your family to create a thorough dental plan for your child. Whether your child needs a simple checkup or complex, restorative dental work, we are here to help. Call us at 281-457-6444 to get started.