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Protect Your Child’s Smile with Sealants

Ballard Sealants

If you could protect your child’s teeth from decay, would you? Of course! As a parent, you understand that dental health plays a crucial role in your child’s overall well-being. One simple way we can protect your child’s oral health is by placing dental sealants in vulnerable teeth. In today’s blog, your Seattle, WA, dentist talks about why these simple preventive treatments are an excellent choice for your child.

Benefits of Dental Sealants

Dental sealants are thin, protective coatings made from a tooth-colored plastic material. The primary purpose of dental sealants is to prevent tooth decay. The chewing surfaces of molars and premolars have natural grooves and pits that can trap bacteria and food particles, leading to cavities. They fill in these deep crevices, making it easier to clean the teeth and reducing the risk of decay. They can last for many years and provide protection during the susceptible years when children are still learning proper oral hygiene techniques and may be more prone to cavities.

Simple and Pain-Free Application

Applying dental sealants is a simple and painless procedure. It involves cleaning the tooth surface, rinsing it, and then applying the sealant. No drilling or anesthesia is required, making it a comfortable experience for children.

Here’s what you can expect:

1. Cleaning: The dentist or dental hygienist will thoroughly clean the tooth surface to remove any plaque or debris.

2. Etching: A mild acidic solution will be applied to the tooth surface to create a slightly rough texture. This helps the sealant bond with the tooth.

3. Sealant Application: The dental sealant material is carefully applied to the tooth surface as a liquid.

4. Curing: A special curing light is then used to harden the sealant and bond it to the tooth.

5. Evaluation: Finally, the dentist will ensure that the sealant is comfortable to your child’s bite and there are no rough edges or gaps.

Schedule An Appointment Today!

Dental sealants are a valuable preventive approach to safeguarding your child’s oral health. If you would like to learn more about our preventive dentistry, then call Ballard Neighborhood Dentist in Seattle, WA today at (206)789-2555!

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