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Kids Dental Sealants
Dental sealants are a thin, plastic coating that is applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. They help to protect the teeth from cavities by filling in the grooves and pits where bacteria can hide.
Dental sealants are a safe and effective way to prevent cavities in children. They are especially beneficial for children at high risk for cavities, such as those with a family history of cavities or who have difficulty brushing and flossing their teeth.
A dentist or dental hygienist applies dental sealants. The process is quick and painless. The dentist or hygienist will clean the teeth and then apply the sealant using a small brush. The sealant will harden in a few minutes.
Dental sealants typically last for 5 to 10 years. They can be reapplied if they become chipped or worn away.
Here are some of the benefits of dental sealants for children:
- Reduces the risk of cavities. Dental sealants can help to reduce the risk of cavities by up to 80%.
- Easy to apply. Dental sealants are easy to apply and do not require any drilling or fillings.
- Long-lasting. Dental sealants typically last for 5 to 10 years.
- Affordable. Dental sealants are typically covered by insurance.
If you are considering dental sealants for your child, be sure to talk to your dentist about the risks and benefits. Dental sealants are a safe and effective way to prevent cavities in children.