Dental sealants are a popular preventive dentistry option often used to protect teeth from decay. We can perform this at Limestone Pediatric Dentistry after your child’s teeth have been thoroughly evaluated and cleaned by our dentists.
Dental sealants are thin coatings applied to the surface of the back molars and premolars to help prevent cavities. They often act as a barrier, preventing food particles, germs, bacteria, and other materials that can get between the teeth and cause decay.
Dental sealants are applied to help protect your child’s teeth from bacteria and other materials that can cause tooth decay. They are made from materials that are safe for the mouth, and the placement process does not involve invasive procedures.
At Limestone Pediatric Dentistry, we like seeing our patients smiling when they visit our office, so we offer dental sealants and other restorative care services to help keep your kid’s smile as healthy as possible.
During your first appointment at our office in Athens, Dr. Lindsey Rodriguez will clean your little one’s teeth with a special dental tool and paste. The purpose of cleaning is to remove tartar, plaque, and debris from the surface of the teeth.
After cleaning, Dr. Rodriguez will apply an acid solution to the teeth surface to create microscopic etching to help the sealant adhere better to the teeth. Using an oral-evacuation system, she will thoroughly rinse and dry all etchant from the teeth surface. This helps remove any remaining moisture from the area.
The sealant is applied to the tooth surface and hardened with a special light. Then, Dr. Rodriguez will examine the area to ensure the sealant is properly applied and cured. She will then polish the sealed teeth to create a smooth surface.
Tooth decay is a common problem in children. However, with the quality dental sealants from Limestone Pediatric Dentistry, you can help your kid put on a healthy smile all day.
Although dental sealants are meant to last long, they are not permanent. However, they can last up to 10 years or more, depending on the amount of wear and tear on the teeth.
Dental sealants are recommended for children and teenagers. They are used to protect the teeth during the cavity-prone period of ages six to fourteen. However, the best way to know if your child is a good candidate for dental sealants is to consult a pediatric dentist.