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Dental Sealants

Children's Dental Sealants in Tucson, AZ

What are dental sealants?

Dental sealants are thin white coatings that are applied to the chewing surfaces of back (molar) teeth. The chewing surfaces of molar teeth contain multiple pits and grooves which are difficult to clean with brushing and flossing alone. These areas can harbor plaque and bacteria, increasing the risk of developing tooth decay.

Dental sealants provide a protective barrier which prevents the buildup of plaque on molar teeth, thereby preventing tooth decay in these vulnerable areas. Dental sealants have been utilized for decades because they have been proven to be extremely effective in reducing a child’s risk of cavities.

Does my child need dental sealants?

Dental sealants are typically recommended once the permanent first molars erupt, around the age of six. During your child’s dental exam our dentists will evaluate the molar teeth and determine if dental sealants are right for your child.

How are dental sealants applied?

Applying a dental sealant is a simple and painless procedure. It begins with thoroughly cleaning your child’s tooth, followed by painting the sealant material directly onto the tooth enamel. Our family dentists will evaluate your child’s sealants at every check-up to ensure they remain intact.

Early protection of molars can prevent cavities!

At General Dentistry 4 Kids (GD4K) we are dedicated to helping your child maintain a healthy smile. To schedule a dentist appointment for your child with one of our general dentists, please click HERE.

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