Rowlett Preventive Dental Sealants Help Reduce Cavities
Even if your child is a natural at brushing and flossing right away, it can still be tricky to keep the tiny grooves in the chewing surfaces of certain teeth completely clean. That’s where dental sealants come in. At Rowlett Dental Kids, Dr. Tera Pollock is very likely to recommend sealants as an easy and comfortable preventive service that helps block out bacteria from these vulnerable areas, helping patients enjoy healthier, happier teeth in the long run. Our Rowlett, TX practice welcomes new patients from Garland, TX and other nearby areas – don’t hesitate to contact us today!
How do dental sealants work?
Dental sealants are directly applied to the chewing surfaces of teeth through a fast and easy process. Your child can even eat right after their appointment! Just like the name implies, they’re designed to “seal” these areas shut, creating a strong barrier that prevents dangerous accumulations of food particles that could lead to cavities over time. Sealants are highly recommended for premolars and molars, and their use should be paired with a healthy diet and diligent brushing and flossing to ensure the best results possible.
How long do dental sealants last?
As long as they’re cared for properly, dental sealants can last for quite some time and protect your child’s teeth throughout their most cavity-prone years. It’s possible that they may experience some wear-and-tear over time; Dr. Pollock will be sure to inspect them during checkups every six months, recommending repairs or the reapplication of new sealants if necessary.