When you’re providing your child with the best pediatric dental care you possibly can, that means a lot of things! At home, it means remaining focused on getting through effective brushing and flossing. With us, it means coming in for cleanings and checkups on a regular basis (we suggest every six months). This also means taking us up on our recommendation for additional preventive treatments like dental sealants (and fluoride helps, too) to keep kids’ teeth extremely safe! Why sealants, you ask?
Sealants Keep Bacteria Out
Let’s start with the most important: When you bring your child in for dental sealants, it’s to keep bacteria out of the little nooks and crannies in their back teeth. Remember that sealants are placed to cover and protect your child’s chewing surfaces, which is the part of teeth that helps break down food. The result is that sugars, food particles, bacteria, and more are simply sealed out, which makes it much more difficult for decay to occur.
Sealants Give Kids “Training Wheels”
Think about dental sealants as training wheels for your child as it applies to dental hygiene. At first, your child isn’t entirely sure how to get through a session on his or her own and do so successfully. With continued attempts on a daily basis, your son or daughter will become very good at brushing! Along the way, however, sealants allow your child to avoid bumps and bruises (cavities), while learning without major consequence.
Sealants Can Last Throughout Childhood
Dental sealants don’t just offer a little bit of protection. They offer a lot of it for a long time (up to about 10 years). Once placed, they may stay with your child throughout the entirety of childhood!
See Our Team For Sealants To Protect Your Child’s Teeth
See us about dental sealants, so you can feel good knowing you’re providing your child with extra protection against decay. James Stewart, DDS, and our team serve patients from Livonia, MI, as well as Farmington Hills, Farmington, Plymouth, Northville, Novi, Dearborn Heights, Dearborn, Garden City, Westland, Redford, and the surrounding communities. To schedule a consultation, call our office today at (734) 425-4400.