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The Power of Dental Sealants | Providence Pediatric Dentist

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If you’re considering dental sealants for your child, you’re on the right track to protecting their teeth against decay. At Providence Pediatric Dentistry, we understand the importance of preventive care, and sealants are an effective way to safeguard your child’s oral health. As your trusted Providence pediatric dentist, we’re here to guide you through the process.

The Benefits of Sealants
Sealants serve as a barrier against tooth decay by filling in the deep grooves on the back teeth where bacteria and food particles often get trapped. While sealants are commonly recommended for children and teens, adults can also benefit from this protective treatment. Sealants can prevent up to 80% of decay within the first two years and continue to offer protection for up to four years.

Timing Is Key
The first set of molars typically erupt around age 6, with the second set following around age 12. It’s best to consider sealants as soon as the molars come in. Regular check-ups with our dentist will help determine the optimal time for sealant application.

The Treatment Process
Sealants are a straightforward and painless procedure. After cleaning your child’s teeth, we apply a special gel to prepare the surface. The sealant, a tooth-colored resin material, is then carefully applied and hardened using a blue light. The entire process is quick and comfortable, with no downtime.

Safety and Longevity
Sealants are safe and biocompatible, with no known side effects or allergic reactions. They can last for several years before needing to be reapplied. During routine dental visits, our dentist will monitor the condition of the sealants and teeth to ensure ongoing protection.

Schedule an Appointment
If your child had sealants applied in the past and you’re unsure if they need to be reapplied, don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment with us. Regular dental visits are essential for maintaining optimal oral health and ensuring the longevity of sealants.

At Providence Pediatric Dentistry, we’re committed to providing personalized care and comprehensive dental solutions for your child. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and learn more about how sealants can benefit your child’s smile.

Providence Pediatric Dentistry
Phone: (401) 272-3443
111 Point Street, Suite #1
Providence, RI 02903

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