Why Does My Child Need Dental Sealants?

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We're proud to offer you and your loved ones the same great care. It's essential for young ones to begin practicing positive dental habits early on. The earlier these beneficial habits are formed, the likelier they'll last well into adulthood. And you can set your family on the road to long-lasting dental health and happiness by scheduling regular appointments.

In addition to check-ups and progress checks, we can offer treatments, like dental sealants, proven to help prevent decay. So, contact us today to plan an appointment with Dr. Sheen at Byers Station Dental in Chester Springs, PA.

Why does my child need dental sealants?

Tooth decay develops as bacteria colonize the teeth, creating an imperceptible thin film called plaque. If allowed to go about their business, these bacteria cause infection and damage the teeth. And food particles that get trapped in the grooves of the teeth feed the bacteria. But this complication can be averted long before it strikes with the application of dental sealants.

We typically recommend dental sealants for children ages 6 – 12 who have their permanent back teeth. Molars tend to erupt around these ages and show a higher rate of decay. This may not be surprising, given that children are more likely to consume sweet, sugar-laden snacks and drinks. Plus, with all the social and academic pressures involved, it's understandable that children occasionally develop tooth decay due to improper or inadequate hygiene.

But that's where we come in, helping to instill a love of dental health for many years to come. And therein lies the beauty of dental sealants, which can also assist others who may be more prone to developing tooth decay and cavities. Depending on the situation, sealants may be recommended to guard one's baby molars. Yet they're not limited to the younger age groups since teens and adults may also benefit from this cavity-preventing treatment.

Sealants are a superb dental health option with no drawbacks

Additionally, this wonderfully effective protective measure is easy to apply. It causes no pain and does not require anesthesia or sedation. Nor does it require a lengthy procedure – it usually only takes about half an hour. And the sealants will last for many years afterward, making this service well worth the time.

The results may be invaluable. By preventing future decay, you're saving time, pain, convenience, and all the resources that would be needed for a more involved fix, should some avoidable issue arise. And as a preventive dentistry treatment, there's a good chance that sealants will be covered by insurance. Regardless, we accept various payment methods so that we can find the best, most feasible solutions possible for you and your loved ones.

Protect your loved one's dental future

One of the best forms of restorative care is preventive care. Every problem is easier to solve in retrospect, yet that's not always possible. Luckily, dentistry is one area where you can efficiently and effectively help protect your child's future health.

Among our many pre-emptive options, Dr. Sheen is excited to offer your family the cavity-averting capabilities of dental sealants. They go on quickly without pain and could save untold frustration and discomfort later on. So why wait? If you live near Chester Springs, Byers, Ludwigs Corner, Eagle, Lionville, or Exton, PA, contact us today at Byers Station Dental to explore your options in Chester Springs, PA.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.