Sealants are perfect for protecting your child's teeth and the earlier you implement this form of prevention, the better.
Dental sealants are a highly effective way of protecting your children’s teeth from decay. In fact, studies show that sealants can reduce the risk of tooth decay by 80%.
When it comes to your child’s teeth, this is a substantial move towards prevention. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that school age children without sealants have almost three times more cavities than children who have had sealant treatment.
Sealants are the best way to protect your child from developing cavities and they are very cost effective.
Dental sealants are quick and easy to apply and can last for several years before they begin to wear down. The simple procedure uses a tooth-colored acrylic coating that effectively seals the deep groves in the teeth, especially in the molars, chewing surfaces and acts as a barrier for protecting the tooth’s enamel from plaque and acids.
Sealants are a perfect form of protecting your child’s teeth but the earlier you implement this form of preventive dental care, the better. For most children, the molars start to erupt around age 6 and that is a very good time to start this application.