Imagine a procedure that can reduce the risk of cavities in your child by up to eighty percent. Imagine the procedure can be completed in a single office visit – and a short one, at that. And the cherry on top? This procedure is completely painless. The procedure is dental sealants, and you can get them at Just For Kids Dentistry in Las Vegas.
Health authorities say that kids who don’t have dental sealants are three times more likely to get cavities than kids who do. So what, exactly, are they?
Dental sealants are a thin plastic coating that we paint over the chewing surfaces of teeth. That means molars and premolars, which have more grooves in them that make them harder to clean, and thus more vulnerable to decay. Sealants coat these teeth with a protective resin layer that can last for years.
We usually explain it this way: dental sealants protect your teeth the same way that a raincoat protects you from rain.
Make no mistake: dental sealants are not a substitute for flossing and brushing. Daily oral hygiene is still the best way to prevent tooth decay. And once sealants are painted on, kids should still have fluoride treatment. Sealants only protect the area where they’ve been applied, while fluoride protects the entire surface of all the teeth.
Dental sealants from Just For Kids Dentistry in Las Vegas have been used in pediatric dentistry for decades. A single application can last for years, and can always be reapplied as needed. Call our office today to find out more, and to schedule an appointment.