Does my child need dental sealants?
Starting your child off with preventive oral health treatments can make the difference between healthy teeth and a lifetime of dental problems. Dental sealants are effective for protecting healthy teeth from decay and are an important part of prevention at our Vienna dental office.
Whether your child is a toddler or an adolescent, dental sealants may be appropriate. Protecting baby teeth is essential for proper development of your child’s permanent teeth. Using a sealant acts as a barrier to bacteria that will help prevent decay.
Older children who already have their permanent teeth can also benefit from the application of sealants. This is especially helpful for avoiding decay during their cavity-prone years.
Applying dental sealants is a very simple process and requires no anesthetic, so it’s perfect for children. We simply paint on a very thin coating of plastic that forms a shield on your child’s tooth. Sealants are most effective when used on healthy teeth with deep grooves and uneven surfaces, like molars.
Give Our Office A Call
Every child has unique dental needs, so it’s difficult to say for certain if your child will benefit from sealants. Your best bet is to call our Vienna dental office to make an appointment. We can thoroughly evaluate your child’s oral health and make the appropriate recommendations that will protect their teeth throughout childhood.