Children's Dental Sealants
The Sealant Protector™
What are dental sealants?
- Dental sealants are thin tooth colored coatings that are applied to the grooves of the teeth.
- Dental sealants help protect the teeth against future decay.
How do sealants work?
- Dental sealants reduce the risk of tooth decay and cavaties caused by food or drink that would normally get trapped in the grooves of the teeth.
How can sealants help my child?
- Sealants fill in the pitted surfaces of the teeth that are at the highest risk for bacteria growth, decay, and cavities.
- Sealants give your child's teeth a barrier that is more resistant to decay than bare teeth.
- Sealants create a surface on a tooth that make it difficult for bacteria to grow.
How are sealants applied to the teeth?
- The sealant is "painted" into the grooves of the teeth.
- The sealant hardens quickly which allows the patient to eat soon after the appointment.
- Applying sealants to the teeth usually takes only a few minutes.
How do sealants keep our family healthy?
- Bacteria on the teeth and in the mouth are contagious and can be passed between adults and children.*
- Sealants can lower the amount of unhealthy bacteria in the mouth by preventing food from getting stuck in the grooves of the teeth.
- Sealants are a great compliment to a child's brushing and flossing habits, nutritional choices and regular dental appointments.
What are other benefits of sealants?
- Sealants create a strong barrier that protects teeth from unnecessary damage caused by tooth decay.
- Sealants can save you time and money as well as the pain and discomfort associated with advancing decay.
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*Source: American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Counsil on Clinical Affairs, Policy on Early Childhood Caries (ECC) Unique Challenges and Treatment Options, 2011
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