Modesto Kidz Dental specializes in preventing dental problems before they occur. One of the best preventive measures we offer is the use of sealants. Sealants may be recommended because they seal and protect deep grooves in your child's teeth, preventing decay from forming in these hard-to-reach areas.
Dental sealants are thin, clear coatings that are painted on the chewing surface of the teeth. The sealant fills in a tooth's grooves so that food can't accumulate in these hard-to-reach areas, where it’s estimated that 80 percent of tooth decay in school-age children occurs. Sealants typically last for several years. During your regular check-ups at Modesto Kidz Dental, your child’s sealants will be assessed and monitored.
Dental sealants are extremely cost-effective as compared to treatments associated with tooth decay, and in many cases are covered by dental insurance. Typically, they are recommended when permanent molars erupt but can be used in a wide variety of cases for protection against cavities and tooth decay.
Modesto Kidz Dental offers many options to protect your children’s teeth including sealants, regular check-ups and fluoride. Be sure to ask the dental team at Modesto Kidz Dental if sealants are a good option for your young one’s teeth at your next regular checkup. Ready to schedule your appointment or have any questions about your child’s oral health? Just give us a call at our conveniently-located office in Modesto at (209) 578-3184.