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Sealants

Sometimes, brushing alone isn’t enough, especially when it comes to those tricky spots in your child’s mouth that are hard to reach. Toothbrushes often struggle to clean the small cracks and grooves on teeth, and if left untouched, these areas can develop tooth decay. This is where dental sealants come to the rescue, providing extra protection against decay and cavity prevention.

Dental sealants are made of plastic resins that bond and harden in the deep grooves on the tooth’s surface. When a tooth is sealed, those tiny grooves become smooth and less likely to trap plaque. With sealants in place, brushing becomes more effective in the fight against tooth decay.

Typically, dental sealants are applied to your child’s teeth once their permanent teeth have come in. This preventive measure is more commonly done on “permanent” teeth rather than “baby” teeth, but the dentist will assess each patient’s unique needs and recommend sealants accordingly.

Sealants typically last for three to five years, but it’s not uncommon to see adults with sealants that have remained intact from their childhood. Keep in mind that dental sealants provide protection only when they are fully intact. If your child’s sealants come off, be sure to let the dentist know and schedule an appointment for re-sealing your child’s teeth.

3d render for sealants | Indianapolis, IN - Kidz Dental
3d render for sealants | Indianapolis, IN - Kidz Dental

Sealants

Sometimes, brushing alone isn’t enough, especially when it comes to those tricky spots in your child’s mouth that are hard to reach. Toothbrushes often struggle to clean the small cracks and grooves on teeth, and if left untouched, these areas can develop tooth decay. This is where dental sealants come to the rescue, providing extra protection against decay and cavity prevention.

Dental sealants are made of plastic resins that bond and harden in the deep grooves on the tooth’s surface. When a tooth is sealed, those tiny grooves become smooth and less likely to trap plaque. With sealants in place, brushing becomes more effective in the fight against tooth decay.

Typically, dental sealants are applied to your child’s teeth once their permanent teeth have come in. This preventive measure is more commonly done on “permanent” teeth rather than “baby” teeth, but the dentist will assess each patient’s unique needs and recommend sealants accordingly.

Sealants typically last for three to five years, but it’s not uncommon to see adults with sealants that have remained intact from their childhood. Keep in mind that dental sealants provide protection only when they are fully intact. If your child’s sealants come off, be sure to let the dentist know and schedule an appointment for re-sealing your child’s teeth.

3d render for sealants | Indianapolis, IN - Kidz Dental

Sealants

Sometimes, brushing alone isn’t enough, especially when it comes to those tricky spots in your child’s mouth that are hard to reach. Toothbrushes often struggle to clean the small cracks and grooves on teeth, and if left untouched, these areas can develop tooth decay. This is where dental sealants come to the rescue, providing extra protection against decay and cavity prevention.

Dental sealants are made of plastic resins that bond and harden in the deep grooves on the tooth’s surface. When a tooth is sealed, those tiny grooves become smooth and less likely to trap plaque. With sealants in place, brushing becomes more effective in the fight against tooth decay.

Typically, dental sealants are applied to your child’s teeth once their permanent teeth have come in. This preventive measure is more commonly done on “permanent” teeth rather than “baby” teeth, but the dentist will assess each patient’s unique needs and recommend sealants accordingly.

Sealants typically last for three to five years, but it’s not uncommon to see adults with sealants that have remained intact from their childhood. Keep in mind that dental sealants provide protection only when they are fully intact. If your child’s sealants come off, be sure to let the dentist know and schedule an appointment for re-sealing your child’s teeth.