Are you on the fence when it comes to whether or not your child needs dental sealants? If so, you have come to the right place. At our practice, your children’s dentist strongly suggests that most children receive this preventive treatment to keep smiles safe and healthy for many years to come. Not quite sure why we recommend sealants with such enthusiasm? Allow us to explain.

They Wear Off

Your children’s dentist understands that one of your major concerns when choosing treatments for your child’s smile is likely protecting the physical structure of your child’s teeth as they are at this moment. One of the wonderful aspects of dental sealants is the fact that they wear off over the course of several years. They provide protection to teeth without altering the tooth itself. This is possible because a sealant is simply what it sounds like – a very thin plastic coating that covers the portion of your child’s teeth that is used for chewing.

They Offer Lasting Protection

By covering the surface of your child’s tooth, the bacteria within plaque will have no way to make their way into the tiny hidden areas of your child’s chewing surfaces within back teeth. Take a look at your molars and you will see what we mean. The same rings true for food – tiny particles may rest on top of the sealant but they will not become lodged within the top of teeth. Your children’s dentist suggests dental sealants in part because they will offer your child dramatic protection against tooth decay. In addition, this will give your little one an improved ability to see positive results from dental hygiene. Good news: Sealants may last as long as 10 years.

Riverside Dental Group and Dental Associate Offices Serves a Community Near You!

Our dentists look forward to caring for you and every member of your family with a comprehensive selection of services. We will maintain and improve your oral health with a wide range of preventive, cosmetic, restorative, implant, and emergency dentistry techniques. We also specialize in endodontics, periodontics, oral surgery, and orthodontics, serving patients from Riverside, Temecula, Moreno Valley, Corona, and all surrounding California communities. To schedule an appointment, contact one of the following locations nearest to you:

Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.

Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.

Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.

Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.

Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at  (951) 369-1001.

Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.