Dental sealants are an inexpensive way to fortify your child’s teeth against decay. Sealants can effectively prevent your child from experiencing cavities and toothaches, or from needing extensive dental work. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry reports that with appropriate follow-up care and maintenance, sealants can be 80-90% effective in reducing cavity formation.
Dental sealants are placed into the fissures of the chewing surfaces of the teeth, especially in the molar area.
BPA, or bisphenol A, is a harmful industrial chemical. Research has shown that BPA can affect the brain, behavior, blood pressure, and more.
Our top priority here at our pediatric dental office is to keep your child safe. The best way you can protect your child from BPA is by using BPA-free products. Our BPA-free sealants will fortify your child’s teeth without posing any kind of health risk.
Does My Child Need Dental Sealants?
Dr. Field can help you determine whether or not your child needs dental sealants. Many young patients can benefit from our sealants because they often miss the pockets in the back of the mouth while brushing their teeth.
Kids frequently miss these hard-to-reach areas with their toothbrush, leading to a buildup in bacteria and eventual decay. Even when reaching those back teeth, the grooves are often so deep that the toothbrush bristles can’t adequately clean them. Our BPA-free dental sealants protect these problem areas from bacteria.
How Do Dental Sealants Work?
Dental sealants fill in the grooves of the teeth that often hide food and bacteria. Sealants make it impossible for the food to build up in the fissures of the teeth by “sealing” it out.
Now, with the option of BPA-free dental sealants, all parents should consider this protective measure for their children.
Dr. Field would be happy to help you decide if dental sealants are a good idea for your child. To learn more about our BPA-free sealants, call us to schedule a consultation today!