What are Dental Sealants?

Monday, May 21, 2018

Children are not known for taking good care of their dental health, and anything that you can do to help protect their teeth is a good idea.

One way to keep your child's teeth healthy is through dental sealants. Dental sealants are placed on the chewing surface of the molars. These sealants are a liquid that is dried onto the tooth, creating an extra layer of protection from decay.
Dental sealants are placed on the molars because these teeth can be hard to reach and properly cleaned. It is important to remember that dental sealants are not a replacement for proper dental hygiene. If your child does receive sealants, you will need to schedule routine trips to the dentist to check the sealants.
Generally, dental sealants are applied to molars once they emerge. If you are interested in learning more about dental sealants for your child or need to schedule a cleaning, feel free to schedule an appointment with Dr. Lechner. We are always welcoming new patients to our practice and would be happy to help you!

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