Dental sealants are thin, plastic coatings that are applied to your premolars and molars in order to provide a protective barrier against bacteria looking to cause cavities in your teeth. Love to Smile is a family dentist with locations in Overland Park, Peculiar, Lenexa, or our mobile dental office. Learn why your child needs sealants, and call for a dental appointment today!
Avoid Tooth Decay
The primary reason for children to get sealants is to offer an extra layer against the harmful bacteria that can cause cavities. The Centers for Disease and Control reports that sealants stop up to 80% of cavities in molars when applied — a very powerful reason to invest!
Saves Time and Money
For the most part, 100% of the cost of cavities is not covered under dental insurance. Therefore, having cavities filled can be quite pricey. Dental sealants can save you the cost of filling cavities, as well as the hassle (and pain) of doing so.
Helps With Imperfect Dental Care
As parents, it can be trying to get your child to brush their teeth every day, and there are some days where your child forgets to do so and you forget to remind them. Thus, having dental sealants will help your child if they have imperfect dental care.
Great Way to Practice Good Oral Health
Modeling great oral health care for your child can be super important and crucial to their future oral health. When you take the extra step to offer them added protection for their teeth, you’ll send them the message of how important it is to take care of their teeth as they get older.