Kind & Gentle Dental Care  - Cosmetic & Family Dentistry For Parents,Grandparents & Children
Welcome to the Kids Corner !
Dental Sealants!
What Are Sealants ?
Sealants are a safe painless, and low cost way to help protect your childs teeth from decay. Sealants have been used on childrens teeth for more than 20 years. A thin plastic tooth colored or clear coating bonded to the chewing surface which forms a hard shield that keeps food & bacteria from getting into tiny grooves in the teeth causing tooth decay.
Why Should Children Have Sealants ?
The chewing surfaces on back teeth have tiny grooves that form as each tooth is develops.
This is where most decay occurs in children. That's because toothbrush bristles can't get down into the grooves to remove food and bacteria trapped there.
Which Teeth Should be Sealed ?
Usually the molars and premolars are sealed.
Fluoride helps protect the smooth surfaces on the front teeth and on the sides of the back teeth. But only sealants can keep food and bacteria from getting into the grooves on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth.
When Should Children Get Sealants ?
Sealants should be applied as soon as the first permanent molar (6yrs molars) erupts(come in)
This occurs between 5 and 7 yrs of age.
The second molars (12yrs molars) and premolars should be sealed as soon as the erupt, between 11 and 14yrs of age.
How Long Do Sealing Take ?
Generally, all the back teeth can be sealed in one 30-60-minute office visit.
Will Insurance Cover Sealants ?
Many dental insurance plans cover all or part of the cost of sealants for children. check with your insurance company for details.
Tips for Healthy Teeth
  • Brush and floss dailyto remove bacteria and plaque and help keep the gums healthy.
  • Get regular fluoride treatments.
Along with fluoride toothpaste and fluoridated drinking water, fluoride treatments help protect the smooth surfaces of your childs teeth from decay.
  • See the dentist regularly.
Checkups every 6 months help detect any problems early.
  • Eat a good diet
Your child needs plenty of protein, whole grains, vegetables and fruits. Limiting foods that are high in sugar ( such as soft drinks, cookies, juices, and sweetened cereals) reduces the risk of tooth decay.
Keep That Smile Shining Bright !
Brushing Instructions:
Simply brush up on the bottoms because your teeth grows in the upward direction. Brush down on the tops because your teeth grows in the downward direction and brush out on the insides to get the food out !
Don't forget to floss and brush your tounge!
Following these simple direction can help you achieve and keep that  bright smile!
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