Benefits of Dental Sealants for Your Child

Benefits of Dental Sealants for Your Child

If you know that your child is a tan extra high risk of developing cavities and you want a little extra insurance against cavities, Berkeley Smiles scan help by offering dental sealants for protection for your children.

Even if you do your best to teach your child good oral care routines and even your child has the best intentions, you might find that they develop tooth decay in spite of all of your efforts. Toothbrushes are awesome tools at removing plaque and bacteria, but the truth is that the bristles may not always reach the grooves in the teeth where the bacteria like to hide, especially when your child has not fully developed the ability to brush well yet.

Deep grooves in the teeth, which are especially common with children’s teeth, make it very difficult to prevent cavities, but it is not impossible. If you want to add some protection, dental sealants in Berkeley may be a good option for you.

What Are Dental Sealants and How do They Work

Dental sealants are an affordable and easy way to protect your children’s teeth from bacteria that cause cavities and decay. Sealants are non-invasive and quickly applied. Essentially, dental sealants create a barrier between the food that your child eats and the enamel of their teeth. It is comprised of a very thin plastic material that is applied as a liquid and then cured with a light to harden against the tooth creating a shield from bacteria.

Dental sealants are long-lasting. However, at your regular dental exam and cleaning, your dentist will be able to check them and see whether or not they’re still effective. Thankfully, it is simple to apply more sealant if the sealant becomes cracked or chipped in some way.

If you think that dental sealants are a good option for you or your children, contact Berkeley Smiles in Berkeley today.

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