Does your child really need sealants?
Yes! As your child gets his or her new adult molars, it is highly recommended they get those molars sealed and protected. Sealants can last for over a decade, making this a wise dental investment for his or her childhood and early adult years. It’s a good idea to get the sealants done as fast as those molars grow in since it cannot be done over a tooth that has been calcified or decayed. The great thing is, most insurances cover sealants under preventative care. Once sealants are in, your child has less risk of getting a cavity, which lead to more expensive fillings. A sealant is not a full-proof replacement to good dental hygiene, however. Keep up your child’s brushing and flossing habits, as well as eating right and we’ll see them smile every time they are in our office!