Dental Sealants

December 31, 2021

Sometimes brushing your child’s teeth is not enough, especially the hard-to-reach spots. It can be difficult for a toothbrush to reach the small cracks and grooves, and in between teeth. Those tiny areas can develop cavities.

Sometimes brushing your child’s teeth is not enough, especially the hard-to-reach spots. It can be difficult for a toothbrush to reach the small cracks and grooves, and in between teeth. Those tiny areas can develop cavities. Sealants give the teeth extra protection against decay and help prevent cavities.

Dental sealants fill in the deep grooves on the tooth’s surface. When a tooth is sealed, the tiny grooves become smooth, and brushing becomes easier.

Sealants are applied to children’s teeth after their permanent teeth have come in. Sealants are a preventive measure against tooth decay. It is more common to seal “permanent” teeth rather than “baby” teeth, but every patient has unique needs, and Clubhouse PD will recommend sealants on a case-by-case basis.

Sealants only provide protection when they are fully intact so if your child’s sealants come off, let us know, and schedule an appointment for your child’s teeth to be re-sealed.