Here at Pediatric Dental Associates of Manhattan, we are dedicated to the health of your children’s mouths.
One way we care for children’s mouths is by offering sealants. Dental sealants form a thin covering over the irregularities in your children’s teeth. This is done to keep food and plaque from getting stuck in the indents of the teeth in order to decrease the risk of decay.
Sealants work only on the biting surface of the tooth so good oral hygiene will still need to be practiced to reduce the risk of cavities. Nutrition is also important.
After they get a sealant, it is important that your children don’t eat things that are hard because they can break the sealant.
Sealants are meant to last around three years. However, sealants that break in the first year will often be replaced at no charge.
The American Dental Association recommends sealants to prevent tooth decay. It is still important to maintain good care at home and have regular dental examinations. Limiting sugary foods and drinks is also important.
With good home care, dental care, and sealants, your children can drastically decrease their risk of cavities.