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Sealants prevent tooth decay

September 3, 2021

It is true! Sealants do work and according to the ADA, they reduce the risk of cavities by 80%. Now those are great odds. If given the chance, what would you prefer, cavities or sealants for your child?

Kids can benefit greatly from sealants on their primary and permanent molars. Sealants are applied to the top surface of the tooth and it forms a protective barrier. This barrier keeps out food and bacteria, meaning a much lesser chance of tooth decay.

Some other considerations:

– Children may not do an effective job of brushing and maintaining oral hygiene so sealants will help.

– Some kids have deeper grooves on their molars and this puts them at a greater risk for entrapping

food particles and bacteria in the grooves of their teeth. Sealants will definitely help in these situations as well.

The bottom line, prevention is key in maintaining a healthy smile, and sealants are a very effective form of prevention! The procedure is quick and painless too. Our hygienists are experts at applying sealants and will make it a positive experience for your child.

Our goal is to keep you and your family healthy. Now, how about reducing your child’s risk of developing cavities by 80%? Call us to make an appointment today!

Read more about sealants: https://www.ada.org/en/member-center/oral-health-topics/dental-sealants