Children are vulnerable to cavities, but your Colony Dental team can prevent tooth decay with a simple and non-invasive treatment – dental sealants. They’re an affordable way to protect your child’s teeth from cavities, giving them added protection against bacteria that could cause harm to the enamel. Visit our Sugar Land office to get more information about dental sealants at our clinic.
What Are Dental Sealants?
Dental sealants are a painless treatment for your child to keep their teeth protected from bacteria and plaque that could cause tooth decay to develop. Sealants form a barrier between your child’s teeth and these bacteria, reducing the risk of cavities significantly.
Sealants are painted onto the teeth and hardened using a UV light. They aren’t visible, so the appearance of your child’s teeth will remain the same. Once they’re applied, your child can continue to live happily and won’t even notice them. At dental appointments, they’ll be checked to make sure they’re still as effective and can be reapplied if necessary.
Tips to Keep Your Child’s Teeth Healthy
There are many ways you can keep your child’s teeth clean outside of the dental office, but you will still need to make regular dental appointments for your child. An exam and cleaning from a professional can help prevent dental issues, but some of the ways you can help at home include:
- Using proper techniques to brush teeth 2+ times each day
- Floss your child’s teeth carefully at least 1 time every day
- Provide a diet filled with vegetables and fruits
- Limit consumption of starches, unhealthy snacks, and sugary foods and beverages
Always keep an eye on your child while they are brushing, as they do not have the dexterity to brush and floss their own teeth until the age of 9. If you would like to learn even more about caring for your child’s teeth, contact Colony Dental to speak with a Sugar Land dental representative that can answer any questions you may have. Schedule an appointment with a dentist near you today to keep your child’s smile bright and beautiful.