Do you know what a dental sealant is? Dental sealants are oral health care procedures designed to apply a thin coating directly onto the chewing surfaces of teeth for an additional layer of protection. Dental sealants are designed to improve and protect your child’s smile by lowering the risk of tooth decay and cavities in their chompers. In fact, studies have shown that a single application of dental sealants on the premolars and molars can help lower the risk of tooth decay by as much as 80%.
Dental sealants are effective because they provide an additional layer of protection before damage has occurred. Oftentimes, children are susceptible to dental erosion and decay because harmful acids in their mouth chew through their tooth enamel. However, dental sealants are resistant to these harmful acids and can continue to thrive for over a decade of use. They are safe for children as young as six or whenever their first molars grow in, as they can be directly applied to their molars and make them three times less likely to suffer from cavities. Dental sealants also remain clear so that if any damage is occurring underneath, our dentist will be able to see it.
For additional protection with the application of dental sealants, Dr. Trace Lund and Dr. Kevin Markham are here to enhance your child’s smile. If you would like to set up an appointment at Price Pediatric Dentistry in Price, Utah, please call us at 435.637.9590 to speak with a member of our team.