Cavity Prevention for Kids
Protective dental sealants are serious oral health superstars. Dr. Roya simply paints a thin, BPA-free coating onto the chewing surfaces of your child’s back teeth – typically the permanent molars and, sometimes, the premolars. The material forms a protective barrier that keeps bacteria, acids, food and plaque out of the pits and grooves of these teeth, preventing cavities. Though the treatment is painless, affordable and quick, it’s incredibly effective. We recommend sealing your little one’s first grown-up molars as soon they make their appearance to keep tooth decay away from the start. To learn more about your options for dental sealants in Washington, DC, schedule an appointment online or by calling us at (202) 237-2833.
Benefits of Dental Sealants
Protective dental sealants keep plaque, food and germs from settling into the grooves of the back teeth, dramatically reducing your child’s risk of tooth decay.
Applying dental sealants is painless, doesn’t involve needles, is well tolerated by kids of all ages and only takes a few minutes.
By preventing tooth decay, dental sealants ward off the need for more extensive restorative treatments, saving you money and time.
Protective dental sealants can last for up to 10 years without needing to be reapplied.
School-aged children without dental sealants have nearly three times as many cavities as those with sealants.
It’s recommended dental sealants be applied to the first and second permanent molars, which usually come in at around ages 6 and 12, respectively.
Happy Patients, Healthy Smiles
At our fun, bright pediatric dental office in Washington, DC, we treat all of our patients like VIPs. Let’s work together to give your child the healthy, beautiful smile they deserve. Schedule a visit at Smile Valley Pediatric Dentistry today!