Do you have some questions for your children’s dentist about dental sealants? Are you doing your best to ask around and to search online for answers about sealants and keeping your child’s smile in excellent condition (but you find that getting a consistent, reliable answer is nearly impossible)? As you know, we will always recommend that you bring your questions directly to us, so you can save time and effort! When it comes to sealants, we are a wellspring of information. So, let’s get started with some helpful details.

Yes, They’re A Good Idea

Your children’s dentist cannot stress enough how helpful it can be to choose dental sealants for the young back teeth of your child’s smile. The care your child receives now is going to set the stage for the health of his or her smile for a lifetime! In short, a sealant is extremely protective. Rather than allowing food particles and bacteria to sit directly on dental tissue (where they lead to hard-to-avoid decay), the sealants provide a layer of plastic over teeth that keeps these substances off of dental tissue. It’s a simple yet highly successful option.

No, They Don’t Require Upkeep

Aside from the fact that your child should still be brushing and flossing, there’s no particular upkeep required for dental sealants. You may be surprised to learn that the sealants actually slowly wear off over time. As your children’s dentist explains, we can either allow them to wear off completely if your child is no longer in need of additional cavity protection or we can reapply the sealants as needed. Good news: They will generally last around 10 years, so re-application is not something to worry about.

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.