3 Reasons Your Child Needs Sealants

3 Reasons Your Child Needs Sealants

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best dentist pasadena caWe know that getting a young child to the dentist is sometimes not an easy feat. There are fears and boredom involved. Restlessness — and sometimes tantrums. But guess what? As a parent, you are doing a great job in making your child’s oral health a priority.

Your child’s health starts with their smile!

Children Prone to Decay and Cavities

Cavities are the most common chronic disease among children. In fact, untreated decay affects 19.5% of 2- to 5-year-olds and 22.9% of 6- to 19-year-olds.

This is why sealants for children are so valuable. They’ve been shown to reduce childhood tooth decay by more than 70%!

A dental sealant is a thin, plastic coating that prevents food and bacteria from getting stuck in the grooves and pits of molars and premolars. It’s recommended children get sealants once they get their permanent teeth.

Here are 3 reasons why:

1. EXTRA PROTECTION

Children are just learning about dental hygiene and may not be properly removing food and plaque from every nook and cranny. Sealants will provide extra protection during these cavity-prone years.

2. EASY AND PAINLESS

If your child gets nervous at the dentist, rest assured that sealants are a painless and quick procedure. There are no needles and no drills, and the whole process takes 15 minutes on average.

3. LONG LASTING

Sealants can last for up to 10 years! Bi-annual dental visits can ensure that your child’s sealants are still intact and don’t have any chips or cracks.

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