Sealants

Dental Sealants are a protective coating for teeth that prevents cavities, especially recommended for children’s molars, as endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry for its safety and effectiveness.

The process of applying sealants is easy and fast. The application steps are as follows:

  • We thoroughly clean the teeth
  • The teeth are dried
  • A liquid solution is put on the chewing surfaces of the teeth
  • The solution is cured using a special curing light

Sealants act as a barrier and protect the enamel from plaque and acids. They may last for several years before a reapplication is needed. While the sealant remains intact, the tooth surface will be protected from decay.

Sealants are not a substitute for brushing your teeth. It is important to maintain proper oral hygiene and keep up with professional dental cleanings. Also, sealants do not protect between the teeth, so it is essential for your child to continue to floss daily.

For more information or to request an appointment, contact Kids 1st Pediatric Dentistry.