Preparedness is key in the realm of pediatric dental care. Regular dental check-ups and preventive measures are essential, but unforeseen emergencies can arise, leaving parents in a state of urgency. That's why maintaining easy access to emergency pediatric dental care is paramount. Sudden toothaches, dental injuries, or broken teeth can occur unexpectedly, requiring immediate attention from spec...
Children aren’t known for being great at oral hygiene. It can take a long time for parents to effectively train their children to brush their teeth well both morning and night, and some children are particularly resistant to the routine. Thankfully, your family dental service can offer support to prevent cavities.
One of the best options for preventing cavities in young children is the application of dental sealants.
Sealants look like white filling materials, and family dentists use them to coat the teeth to protect them. The sealants fill in the grooves of the teeth, especially those in the molars, to prevent bacteria from building up in them.
Sealants aren’t painful to apply and the procedure is relatively quick. Although many children dislike going to the dentist in general, making an appointment to get sealants is far better than making multiple appointments to fill cavities or remove cavity-filled baby teeth. In the long run, getting sealants may help your child feel more comfortable about going to the dentist, no matter how good they are about brushing their teeth well.
If you’re interested in getting sealants applied to your child’s teeth, reach out to your family dental service for support. They can let you know when the ideal time is to apply sealants and how you can help your child protect their teeth in the meantime.