Why does my child need dental sealants?
When treating children at our dental office in Vinton, Dr. Law’s goal is to use every preventive treatment at his disposal to protect their teeth from decay. Dental sealants are one of the important services we offer that help us make sure that your child’s teeth start off healthy and stay that way.
A dental sealant is a thin coating of plastic that is applied to the chewing surfaces of your child’s teeth. Sealants are predominantly used on molars or teeth that have deep pits, grooves, and fissures (small cracks.) The sealant acts as a protective barrier from bacteria that can collect on your child’s teeth and cause cavities.
We need to be proactive with your child’s oral health from an early age. This is the best way to help them enjoy the benefit of strong, healthy teeth that last a lifetime. Our kids are truly lucky to have been born at a time when we can combine our wealth of knowledge with dental treatments that prevent serious oral health problems from developing in the future.
If you would like more information about the benefits of dental sealants or other preventive treatments, please contact our Vinton dental office to arrange a convenient appointment.