Dental Sealants Dentist
Dental sealants counterbalance a child’s botched efforts to brush properly. Even though they give it their best try, they’re still learning, and their hand-to-eye coordination isn’t completely developed. Besides, it’s possible even with careful brushing that the deep grooves in the back of their teeth may be missed. These hard-to-reach brushing areas even thwart adults. This allows for the formation of bacteria, acids, and plaque, which will later lead to decay. And once a tooth has decay, it is damaged permanently and will need a filling or a crown.
A dental sealant treatment works as follows:
- The tooth (or teeth) is cleaned and sterilized.
- A thin, white or clear plastic coating is painted on the surfaces of their teeth.
- A curing light is aimed at the sealant to bond it into place.
In no time at all, without shots or drills, the entire process is done. It’s completely harmless! The application of dental sealants is one of the best things both children and adolescents can do to prevent damage and safeguard their natural teeth.
Park Dental of Colmar
James H. Park, DMD
2200 N. Broad Street
Colmar, PA 18915