Making Dental Sealants Part of Your Child’s Daily Oral Care

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If our dentist determines that your child’s dental health would benefit from receiving dental sealants, we can paint these thin, protective coatings onto the biting surfaces of your child’s back teeth to so that the durable plastic resin can prevent bacteria from your food particles and plaque from creating tooth decay. While dental sealants are very effective in protecting the biting surfaces of your child’s molars and premolars, they don’t protect the tooth enamel on the sides of the teeth, which remain vulnerable to tooth decay.

Even after receiving dental sealants, your child will need to keep brushing and flossing their teeth on a daily basis, and you can help.

Proper tooth care is vital to prevent tooth decay, gum disease, and other dental problems. Every day, your child will need to clean every surface of all of their teeth, including cleaning behind the very back teeth to prevent cavities from developing in these areas. Even though the biting surfaces are covered by dental sealants, they still need to be cleaned with a toothbrush, which won’t wear away the durable resin material that makes up the dental sealants.

To learn more about caring for your child’s dental sealants in Seguin, Texas, give Tier One Dental a call at 830-372-2852 and schedule a convenient time to speak with Dr. Brett McCown.