It’s a fact of life: children get cavities. That’s why it’s so important to instill good dental health habits at an early age. That includes seeing their Las Vegas dentist for regular six month checkups. Teeth are meant to last a lifetime!
But brushing and flossing doesn’t guarantee your child will never have any cavities. There are always those difficult-to-reach places that brushing and flossing miss. And the natural grooves and depressions in teeth are hiding places for food particles that can cause tooth decay.
That’s where sealants come in.
Dental sealants are highly effective in protecting teeth from decay. Sealants are a protective coating placed over the teeth. They seal out food and bacteria that can cause cavities. They are not a magic fix, however. Instead, think of them as part of a comprehensive dental health care routine that includes brushing and flossing.
It’s up to the dentist to decide how many of your child’s teeth should be sealed. It comes down to how susceptible the teeth are to cavities, and this varies from one child to the next. No matter how many teeth are sealed, though, it is best to have sealant applied as soon as permanent teeth begin to come in.
Just For Kids Dentistry in Las Vegas specializes in in pediatric dentistry and early dental care. We want to prevent cavities in children, and can apply sealants to your child’s teeth. Call us to set up an appointment. We look forward to meeting your young ones.