We know as a parent you want to protect your child’s smile. It can be difficult for your children to grasp the importance of regular brushing and flossing. These habits are something that is foreign to them and can take time and practice to develop the best ways of cleaning the cracks and crevices of the teeth. It’s easy for children to miss places while brushing, thus leaving behind food particles and plaque. This is why children are susceptible to developing cavities and tooth decay. But don’t worry! There is a way to protect your child’s teeth through a preventative treatment known as a dental sealant. A dental sealant will protect those overlooked cracks and crevices from decay during these childhood years.
A dental sealant plastic is a resin applied to the back teeth. This a simple procedure that effectively protects the biting surfaces of the molars. The tooth-colored acrylic resin is applied to the grooves of the child’s molars, which “seals” the teeth in to provide protection from tooth decay.
The dental sealant will provide your child’s molars with an extra line of protection from left behind food particles and plaque that are missed when brushing and flossing.
The application for the dental sealant only takes a few minutes time. The sealant is durable and will offer protection for years before a reapplication of the resin is needed.
For questions about dental sealants, or to schedule an appointment with our dentist, please call Lansdowne Dental Arts in Leesburg, Virginia today.