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Why little chompers need a little extra protection

Sticky sweets, sugary sodas, kids just starting to get the hang of dental care… that’s a recipe for dental disaster. It’s no wonder that cavities are the number one childhood disease in the U.S. 

Dental sealants can help protect your child’s teeth and keep those chompers healthy, even if their favorite snacks are not. 

Sealants have got your back (teeth!)

Our molars are full of nooks and crannies, perfect places for sugary foods to hide. And since they’re all the way in the back, they’re extra hard to brush. That goes double for little ones with less brushing experience!

Sealants provide a protective barrier between enamel and cavity-causing bacteria. Getting a sealant doesn’t mean your child is off the hook for brushing and flossing, but it does add an extra line of defense against cavities. 

Dental sealants are simple and 100% pain-free!

We’ll do a careful exam and thorough cleaning to make sure all your teeth are healthy and ready to seal. 

We’ll dry your child’s teeth and apply a light gel to help the sealant bond tightly.

It’s time for a quick rinse to remove the gel! Then, another thorough drying.

We’ll apply the sealant and cure it with a special UV light. It’ll take just a second!

Are sealants long-lasting?

You bet! Sealants can last a long, long time. Your dentist will take a look at it every time you get a checkup. If it’s starting to wear, the dentist will do a quick touch-up.

When should kids get dental sealants?

Children tend to get dental sealants after their adult molars come in, usually in their teens or tweens. Younger kids with signs of tooth decay may get sealants on their baby molars, too. 

Are sealants safe?

Yes! Sealants are there to seal and protect your teeth. In rare cases, a child may experience a mild allergic reaction to the sealant. No worries, it’s easily reversed through removal of the sealant. Sealants are recommended by the American Dental Association (ADA).