Q&A: Dental Sealants For My Child

You want to do all that you can to help your child avoid cavities. With that in mind, if we told you that dental sealants offer exceptional protection for hard-to-reach teeth (and areas that tend to trap bacteria), what would you think about that? If you know anything about sealants, you likely already know that this is exactly what they do and you probably feel pretty excited about them. What you might not feel as excited about, however, is that you feel like you still need more information before you’re ready to set up an appointment. Not a problem! Our Q&A session will fix that right up.

Questions and Answers

Question: How do I know if dental sealants are a good idea for my child? Is this something I need to begin researching?

Answer: You don’t need to do any additional research outside of our practice unless you desire to. To find out whether sealants are a good plan, simply speak with us during your child’s next dental checkup. We are happy to answer your questions.

Question: Is the placement process going to take a long time?

Answer: Not at all. The procedure is very quick and completely comfortable. You will be in and out of our practice within an hour or less.

Question: What part of my child’s teeth will dental sealants protect?

Answer: We place the dental sealants on the part of your child’s back, difficult-to-reach teeth that he or she uses to chew. These surfaces are full of tiny areas where plaque can easily hide out.