Our experienced dentists may recommend dental sealants to help protect your child’s teeth while they are growing. Sealants are a type of preventive treatment that works to block out decay-causing factors and prevent cavities from forming. They are made of clear or tooth-colored resin material that is painted onto the chewing surface of the teeth. When the sealant hardens, it forms a smooth coating over the tooth surface, covering the natural grooves and pits of the teeth and preventing bacteria, plaque and food debris from accumulating in those areas.
Our dentists and team typically recommend dental sealants after your child’s permanent teeth begin to erupt, usually around age 6. These permanent teeth may continue to erupt up until they are about age 12. Sealants effectively protect your child’s teeth for several years, giving them long-term protection while they learn to brush and floss effectively.
Sealants take only a few minutes to apply to your child’s teeth and can typically be provided during their regular dental visits. They are also comfortable to apply, so your child will not need to worry or feel distressed during the application process.
For more information about dental sealants in Spring, Texas, and to schedule your child’s appointment with Dr. Jeffrey Chung and associates, call Serenity Dental of Spring today at 281-825-5522.