Posted on 10/24/2022 by Tiny Teeth Pediatric Dentistry
The use of dental sealants in children provides numerous benefits in addition to the prevention of cavities. They are an effective strategy to prevent plaque growth and cavities. But when it comes to protecting teeth with deep grooves and pits, dental sealants are an excellent solution.
What are Dental Sealants?
Some areas of the teeth have irregular roughness with grooves and deep fissures. The Occlusal part of the molars is one with such irregularities. Within the dental crannies of the teeth, it's impossible for the brush to effectively remove all food particles hence allowing the accumulation of bacterial plaque that enables the development of cavities.
Therefore, dental sealants are necessary to prevent this occurrence. They provide a thin layer of protection against the fissures and groves within the growing teeth. Mostly the dentists fill the deep spaces within the ever-increasing teeth with unique resins to facilitate dental hygiene.
Moreover, they are used on the chewing surfaces of molars, premolars, and other vulnerable areas within the teeth. The dental sealant procedure is quick, simple, and minimally invasive. It is applied to the healthy area of the growing teeth or in the part where the caries lesion is developing.
Benefits of Using Dental Sealants
Protect the Growing Teeth Against Cavities
Dental sealants are essential in preventing cavities that may occur in the growing teeth. The covering layer of the adhesive makes the teeth more robust and easier to clean, thus preventing bacterial plaque that causes cavities.
They are Long-Lasting
Dental sealants have long-lasting effects on the mouth in addition to proper care. Excellent oral hygiene and reduced biting of complex objects allow the bond to provide long-term results.
Generally, growing teeth develop and grow effectively while a dental sealant is in place since they prevent the formation of bacterial plaque that causes cavities. Also, the adhesives enable smooth and efficient teeth cleaning.
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