How Sealants Can Help Your Child

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), young children without sealants can have three times the amount of cavities compared to children with sealants. Sealants from your family dentist can drastically reduce the risk of cavities and tooth decay. This preventative measure from your Green Bay family dentists could save you thousands, and most importantly it could save your child's teeth! Having a pediatric dentist in Green Bay, WI, cap off those permanent molars can save your children's teeth in the long run. Don't wait for the cavity and pain to arrive, take the steps toward a healthy smile today.

What are Sealants?

Sealants are plastic coatings made to cover the molars in the back of your mouth. Often these molars are the most susceptible to cavities because food and other debris can get stuck there. Of course, the best way to prevent cavities is by brushing and flossing regularly. However, if that bacteria does manage to take hold putting a sealant on early can help stop the spread. A visit to Pediatric Dentistry in Green Bay, WI, can put a stop to tooth decay.

Sealants are applied quickly and painlessly. If your child is receiving a sealant they can expect your family dentist to clean the affected tooth and dry it to prepare the gel. This acidic gel is applied to the tooth to make the area rough and ready to bond with the sealant. Once prepared, your dentist will use a strong blue light to fuse the plastic sealant onto the tooth. This will cover up any holes already in the tooth and stop bacteria from spreading and causing further decay. Sealants usually last a couple of years, but you can always re-seal the tooth if necessary.

5 benefits to sealants

Below are just some of the benefits of using sealants to ensure your child's dental health:

  • Prevent costly procedures to fix damaged teeth
  • Prevent the pain your child could have from a serious tooth infection
  • Prevent permanent tooth loss from decaying teeth
  • Sealants are proven to be effective and reliable
  • Sealants are less invasive than the filler or root canals procedures they help prevent

Call us today!

We know how important it is to prevent dental problems by stopping them at the source. Seal the deal if your child needs sealants today. Don't hesitate, call Pediatric Dentistry of Green Bay in Green Bay, WI, at (920) 432-2961.