Posted by on Feb 3, 2020 in Blog | Comments Off on Protecting your Child’s Teeth with Sealants

Protecting your Child’s Teeth with Sealants

In pediatric dentistry, the best way to manage your child’s teeth is through routine prevention methods. We all know about brushing and flossing, but you may not be aware of the role sealants play.

A dental sealant is a thin, plastic coating we bond to your child’s teeth, generally their permanent molars. These back teeth often have deep pits and grooves making them difficult for your child to brush properly. When these teeth don’t receive adequate care, harmful bacteria forms on the tooth, which can have lifelong dental consequences.  

That’s why we routinely recommend covering permanent molars with a sealant to keep food and bacteria out of your child’s teeth.  It reduces the risk of dental decay by up to 50%. And it helps ensure a healthy mouth as your child grows into adulthood.

As your child’s pediatric dentist in Tucson, we want to keep your child’s smile healthy.  If you have any questions for our office, feel free to call us at (520) 544-8522.

About Northwest Children’s Pediatric Dentists

Dr. Norman Bunch and Dr. Jennifer Marshall are doctor spouses who have been working as kids dentists in Tucson for years.  They have deep ties to Tucson, as well as the surrounding Oro Valley, Marana, Oracle, and other areas. Northwest Children’s Dentistry provides top-notch care for toddlers, children, teens, and special needs children. If you’re looking for a general dentist for kids in Tucson, contact us today at (520) 544-8522.