One method we use to help maintain our young patient’s dental health at Georgia Orthodontics & Children’s Dentistry are dental sealants. This treatment, along with good dental hygiene, can help prevent cavities and maintain the health of molars in children, reducing the amount of fillings and other dental procedures they may need in the future. Sealants are a safe, non-invasive, and effective treatment that our pediatric dentist Dr. Chong may recommend for your child once their first molars arrive. They are often completely covered by insurance plans with no out-of-pocket costs.
Protect Your Child From Cavities with Sealants
The back molars that come in behind the primary or baby teeth are the most prone to cavities when they first erupt. Molars contain small ridges and grooves that make it difficult to remove the plaque that causes cavities, even with regular brushing and flossing. Many of these ridges are smaller than the bristles on a toothbrush, and can be very challenging to keep clean.
A dental sealant is a protective coating that is applied to the molars once they emerge to protect them from bacteria containing plaque. While fluoride should be used to protect all the surfaces of the teeth, sealants add extra protection against cavities on the chewing surfaces on the back molars. This can prevent unnecessary cavities, fillings and damage to these important teeth that are particularly prone to tooth decay.
To learn more about the benefits of dental sealants and find out if it is right for your child, contact Georgia Orthodontics & Children’s Dentistry today. We are your local pediatric specialty dentist practice in Milton, Alpharetta, Cumming and surrounding areas.