Tooth decay is a common problem amongst children. It is not only a painful and unpleasant experience for your children, but also increases the chances of periodontal disease and premature tooth loss. At Cornerstone Dental Associates in Crossroads, TX, we offer dental sealants to prevent tooth decay in children.
When used in conjunction with proper oral hygiene and regular dental checkups, are an excellent way to avoid tooth decay on the molars. Our teeth have a number of grooves and fissures, which often become home to decay-causing bacteria and food particles. They are difficult to clean using a toothbrush and the deposits in them make the teeth prone to decay. Sealants are used to smoothen out these grooves and crevices and seal out tooth decay causing particles.
Before application of sealants, the teeth are cleaned and dried and coated with the sealant material. The sealant is hardened using a special light. The process can be completed in a single visit to our clinic in Crossroads, TX.
Sealants are usually applied when the primary molars first erupt. The durability of the sealant depends on the dental habits of the child. It is recommended that the permanent molars be sealed once they have erupted fully.
Get maximum protection for your child’s teeth with dental sealants from Cornerstone Dental Associates. Call our clinic in Crossroads, TX on (940) 365-7665 for appointments.