Our experienced dentists and team offer dental sealants to help keep your child’s smile healthy. Sealants are designed to block out decay-causing factors, preventing damage to your child’s teeth. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Joyce Ma and learn more about pediatric dental sealants in Bridgewater, New Jersey, contact Precision Digital Dentistry at 908-450-7788.
Dental sealants are a type of preventive treatment designed to protect your child’s teeth from cavities and tooth decay. They are typically recommended when your child’s permanent molars come in (between the ages of 6 and 12) and last for several years after they are applied to provide long-term protection for your child’s smile. Sealants are especially useful if your child is more prone to developing cavities, and they can be applied in just a few minutes during their regular cleanings and exams. Sealants may need to be applied several times depending on your child’s oral growth and development.
Sealants are made from clear or tooth-colored resin material, which is painted onto the chewing surfaces of the teeth to form a smooth coating. This resin blocks the natural pits and grooves of the tooth surface, literally “sealing out” decay-causing bacteria, plaque and food debris. Sealants also make it easier for your child to keep their teeth clean with regular brushing and flossing.
To set up your child’s appointment with our dentists and learn more about sealants, please contact our team today.