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Top 5 Benefits of Dental Sealants for Kids

Posted on June 13th, 2023 by

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Dental sealants are a great way to protect your child’s teeth because they offer several important benefits. This thin coating is applied to teeth to keep them safe from harmful bacteria and acids that can cause cavities. Here are the top five reasons why dental sealants are good for children:

Preventing Cavities

Dental sealants create a barrier that covers the deep grooves on the permanent molars, where food and bacteria often get stuck. By making the chewing surface smooth, sealants make it easier to clean the teeth and stop cavities from forming.

Lasting Protection

When applied correctly and taken care of, sealants can last a long time and keep teeth safe from decay. They can handle the pressure of chewing and help avoid dental problems during the years when cavities are most common.

No Pain or Drilling

Getting sealants is painless and doesn’t involve any drilling. The dentist will clean the teeth, apply a special substance, and put on the sealant. Kids don’t need shots or any uncomfortable preparations or treatments.

Saves Money

Sealants are an affordable way to prevent tooth decay. By stopping cavities from forming, they can help avoid expensive dental treatments like fillings or crowns. This means less money spent and fewer visits to the dentist.

Dentist examines young girl's back teeth

Better Overall Dental Health

Sealants not only protect tooth enamel but also promote good oral health in general. By preventing cavities, they keep teeth strong and healthy. This makes chewing food easier and helps maintain good oral hygiene, which is important for overall well-being.

To learn more about applying dental sealants or to schedule an appointment, reach out to Art of Modern Dentistry. You can request a call back through our website or call us directly at 312.922.1898 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to giving you and your child plenty of reasons to smile!

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