Dental Sealants

Sealants Protect Your Child’s Teeth from Tooth Decay

Sealants - Dental Services

Dental sealants are an ideal strategy for children and teens to prevent cavities from forming.

When you look inside your child’s mouth, you may notice he or she has deep grooves on their teeth.

But these deep grooves often become excellent food traps and breeding grounds for bacteria, which leads to tooth decay.

Start protecting your children’s teeth early with dental sealants.

As part of our family dental practice at Forest Ridge, we help parents and children learn how to properly brush and floss. Unfortunately, when you have deep grooves on your teeth, it’s hard to prevent any cavities from forming – even with the best oral hygiene routine.

After carefully evaluating your child’s teeth, we can make a recommendation on whether dental sealants are needed.

Ultimately, dental sealants may prevent the need to have fillings and protect the structure of each tooth. In fact, children ages 6 to 11 without sealants have almost three times more first molar cavities than those with sealants, according to the CDC.

Dental sealants are a simple procedure in our Cameron Park office.

Dental sealants are thin coatings painted on teeth that immediately harden. This quick and painless procedure protects against 80 percent of cavities for two years and continues to protect against 50% of cavities for up to four years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

We can schedule a dental sealants appointment to coincide with your child’s routine cleaning. This simple procedure, often covered by insurance, takes no more than 30 minutes. There’s no need for any local anesthetic either. We use a composite material that matches your child’s teeth.

To learn more about dental sealants, call our Cameron Park office: (530) 676-9999.

We look forward to helping you and your family enjoy all the benefits of great oral health for years to come!