Dental Sealants for Kids: Preventing Decay Early
Tooth decay is a common problem for kids around the globe. If untreated, decay and cavities can lead to infection and painful treatments. One of the most effective ways to prevent this from happening in children is by using a dental sealant. This thin, plastic film is painted over the chewing surface of the teeth and is pain-free to apply.
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Are Dental Sealants Safe?
Sealants are safe and cost-effective dental care procedures. They are used in patients of all ages that are prone to cavities. While widely recommended, dental sealants are underused throughout the country. As a parent, you should consider a sealant as a preventative treatment for your child’s oral health.
The procedure is done by a pediatric dentist and involves:
• Cleaning the teeth that are going to be sealed
• Drying the teeth
• Applying an acid solution to the chewing surfaces of the teeth to roughen them up so that the sealant bonds well
• Rinsing and drying the teeth again
• Painting the sealant onto the tooth’s enamel where it will bond and harden
How Long Do Sealants Last?
Sealants can protect your child’s teeth for up to 10 years from early decay. You will need to still schedule regular checkups with your pediatric dentist and must also perform routine care at home as well as your annual cleanings. If your child’s sealant shows signs of wear, the dentist can correct it before it requires a full re-application.
The Benefits of Dental Sealants
• With good oral health, they are 100 percent effective at combating cavities and decay.
• It is minimally invasive, safe and a highly effective procedure.
• It costs less than paying for a cavity filling.
Insurance May Cover Your Child’s Sealant
Your insurance carrier may cover your child’s sealant appointment. Check with your insurance carrier to see if you are covered and what deductibles or co-pays may apply. Even if you paid for it in full, it still costs less than the average cost to fill a cavity later on.
BOOK YOUR CHILD’S PEDIATRIC DENTIST APPOINTMENT NOW FOR DENTAL SEALANTS.
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