Pediatric Dentists Explain Why Kids Benefit From Sealants | Cool Kid Dental
Pediatric Dentistry & Braces for Children & Teens

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As a parent, you’re sure to be intent on ensuring that your child’s teeth are as healthy as they can possibly be. With that in mind, you should know about all of the helpful tools and treatments that pediatric dentists offer to accomplish that goal. One option? Dental sealants. These thin, plastic coatings are painted on the chewing surfaces of your child’s teeth (typically premolars and molars) in an effort to prevent eventual tooth decay. These sealants essentially serve as protective shields over the enamel of each tooth, which helps contribute toward a healthier smile by working to prevent cavities.

Why Do Pediatric Dentists Recommend Sealants for Your Child’s Teeth?

You don’t have to be a pediatric dentist to notice that your child’s molars have a lot of grooves on their chewing surface. These grooves are deep and narrow, making them very difficult to clean thoroughly. As a result, food and bacteria can reach these spaces and ultimately lead to cavities. After all, four out of five cavities form in these grooves found on the chewing surfaces of teeth.

That’s where sealants come in. Sealants protect your child’s teeth by providing a shield against those food particles and bacteria that can occupy those grooves and cause cavities. Pediatric dentists are happy to offer this preventative treatment option that causes no discomfort and requires no drilling and no shots. What’s more, at Cool Kid Dental, we guarantee that your child won’t get a cavity on the chewing surface of any tooth we place a sealant on for five years. How’s that for protecting your child’s dental health?

Learn More About Dental Sealants for Your Child Today

If you’re ready to take a meaningful step toward setting your child up to have healthy teeth, Cool Kid Dental is here to help. We’d be happy to further discuss the benefits of sealants for children, so give us a call at 941-841-1010 or schedule a New Patient Appointment by clicking here. We look forward to hearing from you and working toward a happier and healthier smile for your little one!

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