It’s important that your child practice regular oral care habits such as daily brushing and flossing, as these help to maintain their oral health. If your child has a hard time removing plaque and food particles from their smile due to tight spaces in the back teeth, Dr. John A. Johnson Jr. may recommend dental sealants. We offer dental sealants for children and teens to seal out plaque from the back teeth and prevent tooth decay.
Dental sealants are dental resin material applied to the back teeth in thin coatings. Dental sealants are best applied to brand-new adult molars and premolars because these teeth can be prone to cavities, especially if your child is between the ages of six and 14. We can also treat adults whose back teeth are free of tooth decay and dental fillings and can be good candidates for dental sealants. In some cases, sealants are placed on baby teeth to keep bacteria out of deep tooth grooves and keep the teeth clean. Keeping baby teeth stay healthy can stop them from falling out prematurely so that they continue to maintain the proper tooth spacing and allow the permanent teeth to erupt properly.
Dental sealants last up to 10 years, especially if your child attends their dental checkups regularly so that the dentist can make repairs if needed. Contact Johnson Dentistry at 979-774-7500 today and arrange your child’s consultation if you suspect they would benefit from dental sealants in Bryan, Texas.