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By Nashua Smile Makers
December 02, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental sealants  

Dr. Salvatore Guerriero and Dr. Salvatore Colletta of Nashua Smile Makers family dentistry in Nashua, NH, provide sealants to protect children's teeth. We can provide your child with gentle care and a beautiful smile.

What are tooth sealants?

Sealants are a great way to protect your child's teeth. Dental sealants are a thin coat that is painted on your child's molars and can prevent cavities for several years. These sealants act as a barrier to protect cavity-prone areas like deep pits and grooves. 

Sealants are bonded to each tooth to ensure that nothing goes inside. This is what makes sealants such a great non-invasive method. It helps children protect their teeth from cavities. Dental sealants are safe for use on children.

When should children get sealants?

Visit your family dentist in Nashua, NH, to have your child fully examined and to determine if sealants are the right choice for your child. A child's first molars appear around the age of six, while second molars appear around the age of 12. The best time to apply sealants is between the ages of six and 12 and is recommended by most dentists.

Sealing teeth as soon as the molars appear will ensure that your child's teeth are protected from decay. According to the CDC, a sealant applied to the surface of a child's teeth protects the teeth for a period of up to two years. During this period, the child's teeth are 80% protected for the first two years and 50% protected for the following four years.

There are several benefits associated with applying sealants to children's teeth:

  • Sealants help children avoid tooth decay
  • The grooves of a child's teeth are protected from food particles
  • Dental sealants are easy and quick to apply. The sealants only take a few minutes to dry
  • Sealants are durable and will last for several years after the first application
  • Sealants are an investment in your child's oral health

If you are concerned about your child's oral health, or simply wish to take a proactive approach in ensuring the health of their teeth, give Dr. Guerriero and Dr. Colletta of Nashua Smile Makers family dentistry in Nashua, NH, a call at (603) 882-3727. 

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