Keep Your Child's Smile Healthy With Protective Sealants
Dental sealants in Gainesville, FL, from our experienced dentist are simple, painless solutions to prevent cavities. Typically, we recommend sealants for young children and teens, whose inexperience with dental hygiene can make them more cavity-prone during their younger years.
Why Dental Sealants?
You may have noticed that your child's molars (the teeth in the back of their mouth) have lots of ridges that are great for chewing. Over time, the ridges become worn and tend to get deeper and narrower. Food and bacteria may become nestled and eventually wedged in these difficult-to-reach spaces. They will cause decay and ultimately lead to cavities if left untreated. Martin Kids Dental recommends sealants for kids and teens to help prevent food and bacteria from getting in those narrow spaces.
How Do Dental Sealants Work?
Dental sealants are a thin plastic coating that is “painted” onto the chewing surface of each tooth. The resin then creates a barrier by filling in the worn spaces, resulting in a smoother surface for brushing away food and bacteria. The process only takes a few minutes and is usually covered by insurance for patients under the age of 18.
This protective shield over the tooth’s enamel can last up to 10 years with proper care and cleaning, but eventually, wears off over time. Our dentist will check your child’s sealants at each routine appointment, and replace them if necessary.
Learn More About Dental Sealants in Gainesville, FL
To experience our award-winning pediatric dental care, schedule your child’s New Patient Exam today by calling (352) 371-3200 to reach our Gainesville/Jonesville office. You may also use our convenient online form. Your appointment includes the following:
- Tour the Office
- Meet the Team
- Discuss Your Goals
- Oral Exam & Cleaning
- Expert Consultation
During your child’s appointment, we will take the time to answer all your questions about our advanced treatments and technology, our flexible payment options, and anything else you may want to know about us!