Do you know where in your child’s mouth cavities are most likely to develop? This spot is none other than the chewing surfaces of their back teeth. Run your tongue over this area in your mouth and you will feel the reason why. These surfaces aren’t as smooth as other areas of your teeth. Instead, they are filled with tiny grooves that trap bacteria and food particles. Furthermore, toothbrushes have difficulty reaching all the way into these dark, moist little crevices. All of this creates the perfect spot and condition for tooth decay.
What’s more is the fact that your child’s newly erupted teeth are not as resistant to decay as your adult teeth are. Luckily, there is a good solution to this problem and a way to protect their smile from decay: dental sealants.
Dental sealants are invisible BPA-free plastic coatings that smooth out the chewing surfaces of your child’s back teeth, making them resistant to decay. Sealants are essential to your child’s oral health since a sealed tooth is far less likely to develop a cavity, require more expensive dental treatment later on, or, most importantly, cause your child pain.
Don’t wait any longer to protect your child’s teeth from decay. Protect their precious smile for years to come with sealants. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact our friendly and experienced team at Brodner Dentistry today.