Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Sealants

Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Sealants

Dental sealants are a great way to protect your child’s teeth from tooth decay. But what is involved in the process and what are the best options for your kids? We’re about to address some of the most frequently asked questions about dental sealants.

What Are Dental Sealants?

This is a clear coating that is applied to the chewing surface of a tooth to protect the enamel and thereby reduce the risk of tooth decay and cavities.

Should My Child Get Dental Sealants?

We recommend this preventative treatment to all parents because the grooves on the chewing surface of teeth can be hard to keep clean, especially for a young and inexperienced brusher. Having teeth sealed doesn’t guarantee that your kids will be cavity free, but it certainly increases the odds.

Will My Kids Still Have to Brush and Floss?

Yes. Sealants are not a substitute for daily oral hygiene. They complement a good routine and help to prevent decay reaching the actual enamel of the teeth.

How Does the Sealing Process Work?

This is a quick and painless procedure that involves cleaning the tooth, covering the chewing surface with the sealing liquid, and then holding a light over the sealant so that it bonds to the tooth.

Learn More About the Important of Dental Sealants for Children

To learn more about the importance of dental sealants for kids or to schedule an appointment, call BRSH+FLSS Pediatric Dentistry today at 619-741-1500. Our board-certified pediatric dentists will be happy to provide this treatment for your kids to help protect their smiles for years to come.