School will be starting soon and keeping your child's teeth in their best possible condition will help them maintain optimum oral health for the rest of their lives. When brushing and flossing isn't enough, we may suggest placing a dental sealant on your child's teeth. Children who have dental sealants can decrease their chance of tooth decay by 60%! Sealants are a safe, painless, and effective way to ensure your child's dental health for years to come.
Dental sealants work by providing a protective shield over the tiny grooves and depressions that are found on the chewing surfaces of teeth. While brushing and flossing are still essential even if a tooth has received a dental sealant, this coating will help the vulnerable areas be less likely to develop decay by "sealing out" plaque and food debris.
If we think that a sealant would be a good option for your child, a simple office visit is all that it takes. One of our friendly clinical staff members will thoroughly clean your child's teeth before applying the white liquid-plastic material to the tooth's surface. While sealants can protect teeth from decay for up to ten years, they will be checked for chipping or wear at each regular dental check-up at Thomas Family Dentistry!
If you have any questions or need an appointment, call us at 918-455-0123!