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How Dental Sealants Can Protect Your Children’s Teeth

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Dental decay is so common that about 70 percent of American children will have it by the time they are in their late teens. If cavities are left untreated, painful infections can develop. Fortunately, a dentist can help prevent cavities in kids and some adults by applying dental sealants. Sealants are thin plastic coatings that cover the chewing surfaces of vulnerable teeth like molars and premolars. With a sealant in place, plaque acids and food debris can’t come into contact with tooth enamel. Getting a tooth sealed is painless and cost-effective, and it often eliminates the need for more costly treatments later.

Are Dental Sealants Underused?
Even though they can prevent tooth decay for up to seven years, sealants are underused. Research has shown that many children are ideal candidates for tooth sealants, and some insurance plans will cover the cost. All parents should consider a teeth sealant and other preventative treatments with their pediatric dentists. Coatings that seal teeth can even help prevent early loss of primary teeth, which can affect the way permanent teeth erupt.

How Do Dental Sealants Work?
Most childhood cavities begin in the narrow grooves and pits present in the uneven surfaces of molars. It is difficult to clean food particles from these spaces effectively. A plastic coating can seal teeth by creating a protective barrier that doesn’t allow food, bacteria or plaque to access the vulnerable enamel. A dentist can perform a risk assessment to determine if a child is a good candidate for a tooth sealant.

If I Seal Teeth Today, Will I Avoid Fillings Tomorrow?
Sealants are minimally invasive, painless and safe. Parents on a budget should note that protecting molars with a teeth sealant is less expensive than invasive treatments like fillings and root canals. When used in conjunction with twice-daily brushing, regular flossing, healthy eating a regular dental visits, sealants are 100 percent effective in preventing tooth decay.

It’s important to remember that sealants don’t protect against gum disease or other dental conditions. Regular dental exams are necessary for optimal oral health.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Oxon Hill, call Dental One Associates of Oxon Hill today at (240) 766-8568 or make an appointment.

Dental One Associates offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Oxon Hill. With 12 affiliated practices throughout Maryland, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Dental One Associates of Oxon Hill, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Dental One Associates of Oxon Hill.

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