Preventive dental care is always the best option in maintaining your child’s healthy smile. One treatment we offer at Georgia Orthodontics & Children’s Dentistry in Lawrenceville for preventing decay and damage to our young patients’ teeth is dental sealants. Good oral hygiene, checkups, cleanings and dental sealants are the best combination for preventing tooth decay in children. Dr. Chong, our pediatric dentist, recommends dental sealants for most of our young patients when their permanent molars arrive. Sealants are safe and effective for protecting back teeth, and the treatment is covered by most dental insurance plans as a preventive care option.
Protect Your Child from Cavities with Teeth Sealants
During the elementary school years, your child will begin receiving their back molars. These permanent teeth are larger and covered with ridges, providing more surface and spaces for bacteria that cause decay to hide. It is common for these first molars to succumb to cavities, even with good oral care and regular checkups/cleanings. The tiny grooves are hard to keep clean, and surface cavities can quickly form on these new teeth.
Dental sealants are a non-invasive treatment to keep decay-causing bacteria out of the grooves and ridges of new molars. Sealants provide a protective coating that fights plaque and tartar to prevent decay. Fluoride treatments can be used to help strengthen the enamel on front and back teeth, with dental sealants adding extra decay protection to the hard-to-clean back molars. When used together, sealants and fluoride can minimize the chance of decay and damage to your child’s teeth.
Keep your child’s smile protected with preventive dental care from Georgia Orthodontics & Children’s Dentistry in Lawrenceville. Call us to schedule your child’s next checkup. Ask us about dental sealants, fluoride treatments and other options to protect your child’s beautiful smile.