Benefits of Dental Sealants for Your Child

Benefits of Dental Sealants for Your Child

If you drive a car, you know the importance of having car insurance. Not only because you yourself could make a wrong turn and accidentally hit someone, but you’re also protecting yourself from the possibility that someone else can make a grave mistake and cause damage to you or your car. The same can be said of children and cavities. For some children, no matter how hard you work to ensure that you’re child’s mouth is clean, healthy, ad free of cavities, tooth decay can still be an inevitable force.

This can partly be due to genetics that make your child more prone to tooth decay, or even the possibility overly-texturized teeth that can potentially create deep nooks and crannies that just simply make it harder to ensure every inch of your child’s mouth is clean. Whatever the respective case may be, there is a solution to the problem and it comes in the form of dental sealants! Luckily, we offer this service here at our Holly Springs office. Let’s take a look into what dental sealants are.

What is a Dental Sealant?

Dental sealants are an incredibly affordable and easy way to have a barrier painted onto the surface of your child’s teeth to make sure that acidic bacteria growth does not transfer into the deep grooves of your child’s teeth which would normally translate into tooth decay. Dental sealants are able to last for a several years, given that they are being taken care of correctly, and can also be replaced over time.

The Procedure

The dental sealant solution is painted onto your children’s teeth an cured with a special light to give the barrier and protection your child’s teeth need.

Other Way to Care for Your Child’s Mouth

Besides dental sealants, there are other ways to take care of your child’s mouth which include:

  • Brushing twice a day
  • Biannual and regular dental visits and exams
  • A healthy diet
  • Flossing your child’s teeth at least once a day
  • Limiting sugary or starchy foods

We at Axial Dental know that taking care of your child’s teeth can be hard, but that is why we’re here! Give our Holly Springs office a call today to schedule an appointment for everyone in your family!