If your child's rear teeth have deep pits and grooves, our dentist may consider sealing the teeth. Sealants are thin protective coatings applied to the chewing surfaces of molars to prevent tooth decay. At Aurora Childrens Dentistry in Anchorage, AK, we provide dental sealants treatments to make your family's dental visit as comfortable and easy as possible.
What Are Dental Sealants?
There are various locations inside your child's mouth that ordinary brushes cannot reach. These are more vulnerable to cavity formation. Dental sealants are thin coatings of material that are put to this area. They serve as an additional layer of defense, preventing the formation of cavities and bacterial infection on these surfaces. These sealants can work miracles in your child's oral cavity, preventing a variety of dental issues.
How Are Dental Sealants Applied to Children's Teeth?
Once the permanent teeth have erupted, dental sealants are routinely placed on children's teeth. This is a preventive measure to help prevent molar tooth decay. Because the liquid plastic is meant to flow into and fill the pits and grooves of the teeth, the sealant can only be applied to the chewing surface of the teeth. It will be ineffective on teeth with smooth surfaces.
The tooth is dried with cotton before applying the sealant. The liquid sealant is painted onto the tooth, and ultraviolet light is used to solidify the liquid plastic. Sealants have often been referred to as a type of dental nail polish.
Advantages of Using Dental Sealants
The application process is incredibly safe and simple. Our pediatric dentist will apply a resin-like substance to your child's teeth. Your child's mouth will be gently washed once it has dried. Because there are no sharp tools involved in the technique, it is suitable for youngsters.
Plaque Is Being Removed
These sealants will protect your teeth from plaque and tartar accumulation. Plaque is a sticky layer that, once formed, cannot be easily removed. Dental sealants work as a barrier, preventing plaque formation in your child's tooth crevices.
It Is Simple to Maintain
When it comes to maintenance, tooth sealants are simple. They do not necessitate the use of any special cleaning solutions or devices. Brushing and flossing should be done regularly by your youngster. You also don't have to worry about fixing chips or dents.
To learn more about our dental sealants services, visit us at Aurora Childrens Dentistry, 3340 Providence Dr Suite #A552, Anchorage, AK 99508. You can also reach us at (907) 336-1234 and schedule an appointment.