Protect Your Child From Cavities
MARSHFIELD Dental Sealants
Fighting back against cavities starts with proper preventive care. And with dental sealants from Dr. Julie Hantson at Marshfield Pediatric Dentistry, you can eliminate your child’s risk of developing cavities, prevent tooth decay, and ensure their smile remains healthy. Learn more about sealants below, or contact us now for an appointment.
Understanding The Basics
How Do Dental Sealants Work?
Dental sealants consist of a clear, liquid dental resin that is applied directly to your child’s teeth. When it’s hardened using an ultraviolet (UV) light, the resin hardens into a durable, strong barrier that helps prevent cavities from forming on your child’s teeth.
Essentially, dental sealants add an extra layer of protection onto your child’s enamel. They prevent the direct contact of oral bacteria, acid, and food particles with your child’s teeth. This, in turn, helps prevent the formation of cavities.
Usually, dental sealants are only used on the rear teeth (molars and premolars). This is because the rear teeth are much more cavity-prone, as they usually have deeper pits, grooves, and other areas where food, bacteria, and acid can collect and cause decay.
What To Expect From
The Treatment Process
Dental sealants can be applied as part of any regular six-month teeth cleaning at Marshfield Pediatric Dentistry. After your child’s teeth have been cleaned, your hygienist will place a few cotton rolls to their mouth to absorb saliva, and keep the teeth dry.
Then, each tooth is very slightly roughened with acid to prepare for the procedure, and the area is rinsed, and dried again. Then, the sealant will be applied in a liquid form, covering the entire tooth. Once the tooth has been covered, a UV light will be used to harden the resin.
This process will be repeated for each tooth that is getting treatment with sealants. It only takes a few minutes to seal each tooth, and the process is totally non-invasive, so your child will feel comfortable and safe throughout the whole procedure.
Are Dental Sealants Covered
In most cases, dental sealants are covered for rear molars and premolars for kids between the ages of 8-15. However, this is not always the case. We recommend that you consult with your insurer before you decide to get dental sealants at Marshfield Pediatric Dentistry to ensure your treatment will be covered.
However, even if your child’s treatment isn’t covered by insurance, sealants are very affordable. In the long run, sealants can even save you time and money by preventing the need for fillings and other such tooth decay-related treatments in the future.
Protect Your Child’s Teeth With Dental Sealants
Schedule Your Appointment Now
Ready to protect your child’s teeth with dental sealants? The team at Marshfield Pediatric Dentistry is here to help. Give us a call at (781) 205-1124 or contact us online to set up an appointment for your little one now! Our team is always standing by to help your child get the treatment they need to keep their smile healthy.