We recommend your child receives dental sealants from Price Pediatric Dentistry to protect your child’s teeth against cavities and disease. Dental sealants are created from a plastic material that is bonded to the pits and folds of a tooth’s surface to keep food and bacteria from being stuck in the tooth. This treatment is one of the most important preventative measures for keeping your child’s smile healthy and cavity-free by protecting these vulnerable areas of the tooth which are hard to brush.
Dental sealants are a minimally invasive treatment and will not cause discomfort or affect daily habits in any way. The procedure of placing dental sealants does not require any drilling, just a special light that Dr. Lund and Dr. Markham use to cure the material, and you will be able to resume normal daily activities as soon as the procedure is complete.
Sealants naturally wear away with time, but they should last about five years with proper dental hygiene habits. We might recommend having teeth resealed after this time in order to provide protection against cavities. Dental sealants are typically suggested for premolars and molars that do not have decay or fillings.
To learn more about dental sealants in Price, Utah, we encourage you to contact our office for more information.