How Dental Sealants can Protect Your Children’s Teeth

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Your child’s dental care during their formative years may leave much to be desired. As they are unaccustomed to regular brushing and flossing, cracks and crevices in your child’s mouth may suffer unintentional neglect which can lead to the development of cavities. To help prevent your child from having cavities, we offer a preventative treatment called dental sealants.

The application of a dental sealant is a very simple procedure. The dental sealants are comprised of a tooth-colored acrylic resin that is applied to the grooves in the back teeth. The dental resin effectively protects the biting area of your child’s molars. This will “seal” the teeth to help prevent your child from developing tooth decay, which leads to cavities.

Sealants will protect your child’s teeth from plaque and lost food articles hiding in the crevices that can be missed during their regular brushing and flossing.

A sealant treatment by Dr. L.C. Chilimigras only takes a few minutes to apply to your child’s teeth. Once applied, dental sealants are very durable and will last for years before a reapplication is needed.

If you’d like to learn more about how dental sealants can benefit your child or to schedule an appointment with our dentist, please call Lakeview Dental Care in Battle Creek, Michigan today.