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Do My Kids Need Sealants?

October 10, 2016

Dental sealants are often recommended by pediatric dentists, including our Safari Dental team. The reason they’re recommended is because sealants are very effective at helping prevent cavities in young children.

So let’s look at why your kids may need sealants, how they work, and the reason they’re so widely recommended.

What are sealants?

First, let’s start by discussing what sealants are. They’re simply clear coatings of a plastic-like material that fill in the deep crevices in your kids’ back molars. These coverings help keep food out of the deep crevices and prevent cavities.

Why do my kids need them?

Kids aren’t known for their excellent oral health. As a parent, you’re probably all-too-aware of how difficult it can be at times to get your kids to brush their teeth.

Sealants help protect some of the most cavity-prone teeth from decaying, even if your kids aren’t as on top of their brushing as you’d like them to be. By preventing food and other debris to build up in the cracks and crevices of molars, you automatically eliminate a large portion of the causes of cavities in young children.

Sealants aren’t just some other service your dentist is trying to sell you. They work and help kids have optimal oral health. If you’re not sure whether or not your kids need sealants, call us today at (979) 985-3093 to schedule a consultation appointment.