Keeping your child's teeth clean and healthy is challenging, especially when you're combating lack of brushing skills, lack of cooperation, and a love of sweet candies and treats! But it may not be their fault as teeth that are far back their mouth and have deep grooves can be hard to keep clean. The good news is that you are not alone, as your pediatric dentist in Glenview is your partner in helping you maintain your child's oral health, and they might benefit from dental sealants.
What is a Dental Sealant?
Remember those larger molars in the back that we mentioned that could be hard to reach and keep clean? Sealants apply a thin layer of protective coating bonded directly to the chewing surfaces of those teeth so that the grooves are filled in, and teeth are protected from the harmful acids in the mouth, which cause cavities.
Dental sealants are quick and easy to apply, and the procedure is non-invasive. Most sealants can typically be completed during one short appointment, and sealants can protect your child's teeth for many years.
Routine Dental Visits
Just like you, your child should be visiting the dentist every six months, and you can ask your dentist whether or not they recommend sealants for them. These visits are critical for monitoring their oral health and making parents aware of any developmental concerns as early as possible. Your dentist may also recommend fluoride treatments to help build and protect their developing teeth.
Do you have questions or concerns about your child's oral health? Dr. Drew Gripentrog and Dr. Jason Rogers love working with children and are happy to discuss your little one's oral health with you. Give Gallery Park Dental a call today to arrange a convenient appointment for your child.