Pediatric

Pediatric Dental Sealants

Sealants are a great way to protect against tooth decay and cavities on your back teeth (molars). These are the teeth that are most vulnerable to cavities and decay because they are used in the chewing process, and are the most difficult to reach and clean. Molars first come in at around 5-7 years of age, with a second set coming in between the ages of 11-14. It is best to have a sealant placed when the molars first come in to ensure they are protected early.

To place a sealant an adhesive is first applied to the teeth. The sealant is then placed over the adhesive as a liquid, as if it is painted right onto the tooth. The liquid then hardens and creates a barrier between your tooth and any plaque, food particles, and bacteria. Sealants last for about 10 years and can be reapplied if necessary.

Free Peek-A-Boo Visits for Children Under 3

Early childhood dental visits help a child acclimatize to the dental environment and become comfortable with their oral care provider. Children learn to place value on oral care and establish healthy habits that can last a lifetime, by attending appointments on a regular basis. The first dental visit is different for each child depending on the age and overall oral health of the patient.

We offer a complimentary visit called “peek-a-boo”. This is an informative visit in which we will discuss:

1st Tooth 1st Birthday campaign by SDDS is a program that we actively participate and educate the parents of the importance of dental visits for the child’s first year birthday.

Did you know…that despite recommendations by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry to see a dentist for the first time by age one, the majority of children in the U.S. do not have a first dental appointment until long after age two? Unfortunately, waiting has its consequences. As children get older, their risk for tooth decay increases – something that is more easily prevented with early oral care