Why Your Child May Be a Candidate for Dental Sealants

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Daily brushing and flossing and other regular oral care habits are important to your child’s oral health. If tight spaces in the back teeth make it hard for your child to keep their smile clean, we invite you to speak with Dr. Corey Johnson about receiving dental sealants. Children and teens can be candidates for dental sealants if they need to keep plaque and tooth decay out of the back teeth.

The dental resin material that makes up dental sealants is applied as a thin coating to the back teeth, and they are best provides for new adult molars and premolars since these teeth can have a high risk of cavities. Adults can be candidates for this preventive treatment if their back teeth don’t have any tooth decay or dental fillings. We may even coat baby teeth with sealants if their deep tooth grooves make them hard to clean and vulnerable to decay. Baby teeth need to be healthy in order to keep them around long enough to guide the permanent teeth into their proper placement.

Your child can receive up to 10 years from their dental sealants, especially if they visit the dentist for dental checkups to assess the quality of their sealants. Contact Corey I. Johnson D.D.S., P.C. at 970-945-9119 today to discuss the possibility of dental sealants in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, and to arrange your child’s next visit.