Tooth decay is a serious problem for kids today. In fact, about 20% of children have tooth decay by preschool, 50% by the third grade, and then a shocking 86% by age 17. Luckily, in addition to visiting the dentist regularly, brushing and flossing daily, and eating a tooth friendly diet, there is a way to safeguard your child’s smile against cavities: dental sealants.
Dental sealants are clear coatings applied to the surfaces of your child’s molars to stop tooth decay from developing. They work their magic preventing food and plaque from staying in the crevices and grooves of molars, which are areas that are particularly susceptible to cavities. Thanks to this simple and painless procedure, your child’s chances of getting cavities reduces by 90%.
You want what’s best for your child. So treat them to the best dental care while effectively protecting them from cavities with dental sealants. That way, not only do they avoid discomfort and poor oral health now, but they also will also avoid lots of fillings and major dentistry dentistry procedures in the future. Contact our experienced dental team at Suntree Smiles to learn more about sealants today!