A Layer of Protection on Cavity-Prone Teeth
Sealants are a special coating that is painted onto your child’s teeth. Sealants settle into the grooves of the teeth, including the chewing surfaces of the back teeth, where most cavities are found in kids.
Why Sealants Are Beneficial
Even if your child is meticulous with brushing and flossing, grooves and pits are difficult to clean, and plaque tends to build up. Since sealants protect your son or daughter’s teeth from food particles and plaque, this risk is significantly reduced.
However, make sure your child knows not to use sealants as an excuse to neglect their teeth! They will still need to brush and floss thoroughly every day to preserve their smiles.
What to Expect
Applying sealants is a fast, painless process that happens during a single visit, usually after your child’s 6-month cleaning. Since we dry and set the sealant with a special light, your child will be able to eat immediately after the appointment. As long as your child takes proper care of their teeth, sealants can last years.
Start With a Consultation at One of Our Offices!
We are now accepting new patients! New patients can take advantage of our special, which includes an exam, fluoride, a cleaning, and x-rays for $79. The dentists at one of our 3 locations (Green Valley Ranch, Stapleton and Aurora) can decide whether sealants are a good idea for your child during their dental cleaning.Schedule an Appointment