What are dental sealants?
Dental sealants provide a protective barrier which prevents the buildup of plaque on molar teeth, thereby preventing tooth decay in these vulnerable areas. Dental sealants have been utilized for decades because they have been proven to be extremely effective in reducing a child’s risk of cavities.
Does my child need dental sealants?
Dental sealants are typically recommended once the permanent first molars erupt, around the age of six. During your child’s oral exam our dentists will evaluate the molar teeth and determine if dental sealants are right for your child.
How are dental sealants applied?
Applying a dental sealant is a simple and painless procedure. It begins with thoroughly cleaning your child’s tooth, followed by painting the sealant material directly onto the tooth enamel. Our family dentists will evaluate your child’s sealants at every check-up to ensure they remain intact.
Early protection of molars can prevent cavities!
At Happy Smiles Tupelo we are dedicated to helping your child maintain a healthy smile. To schedule a dentist appointment for your child with one of our general dentists, please click HERE.