When it comes to those hard to reach spots, those spaces where the popcorn love to store themselves for later, brushing just isn’t enough. It’s a veritable breeding ground for tooth decay in there, but it doesn’t have to be. Your Loudoun County pediatric dentist may recommend the use of sealants on your child’s teeth, to give them just a little added protection against decay, and to prevent cavities.

What are dental sealants and how do they work?

Sealants are made of plastic resin and applied to, bond, and harden in the deep grooves of the surface of your child’s teeth. When sealants are used, the toothbrushing process becomes easier and more effective. Pediatric dental sealants are typically applied to a child’s permanent teeth as a preventive measure designed to prevent tooth decay, and will last three to five years (though it’s not uncommon to see adults with their childhood sealants still intact).

Have one or more of your child’s sealants come off?

Dental sealants are only useful when fully intact, so if you suspect one of your child’s sealants has come off, contact Smilez Pediatric Dental Group today for an appointment to have her teeth resealed.