At Stone Oak Children’s Dentistry & Orthodontics, we understand the importance of dental sealants for kids. Sealants are a type of preventative dentistry that can help to protect your child’s teeth from decay. They provide a barrier between the tooth and plaque and food particles. Sealants can last for several years and they are an important part of maintaining good oral health.
What are Dental Sealants?
Dental sealants are a thin plastic coating that is applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. Sealants provide a barrier between the tooth and food particles, helping to prevent cavities. The American Dental Association recommends sealants for children and adults who are at high risk for cavities. Sealants are most effective in preventing cavities on the premolars and molars, which are the teeth with deep grooves. The sealant is applied in a simple procedure that only takes a few minutes. You’ll be in and out of our San Antonio dental office before you know it. Once dental sealants are in place, they can last for several years with proper care. Regular cleanings and exams help to ensure that dental sealants remain effective.
Our dedicated team of dental professionals often recommends dental sealants because they provide an extra layer of protection for your teeth. Which ultimately means fewer complications in the future. We don’t want your child dealing with pesky cavities if they don’t have to. Sealants can also help to prevent staining and discoloration of the teeth. Keeping your child’s teeth healthy is vital but appearance is also important.
Stone Oak Children’s Dentistry & Orthodontics is the best place to take your child for dental care. Our team is dedicated to providing top-notch dental care for children of all ages. Contact us today to learn more about dental sealants or to schedule an appointment. We proudly welcome families from all over San Antonio and the surrounding areas.