Dr. Surjit Chahal offers dental sealants to help protect your child’s teeth from cavities. Dental sealants are a type of preventive treatment, and they are typically recommended when the permanent molars come in between the ages of 6 and 12. Sealants are made of clear or tooth-colored resin material, which is painted onto the chewing surfaces of the teeth. The sealant then hardens to form a smooth coating over the tooth, including the pits and grooves of the tooth surface, to block out decay-causing bacteria, plaque and food debris. This smooth coating also makes it easier for your child to effectively brush and floss to keep their teeth clean.
Dental sealants can be applied in just a few minutes during your child’s regular dental visits. Sealants last for several years once applied, but our dentists may recommend reapplying the sealant several times depending on your child’s oral development and their risk level for tooth decay to ensure more effective and long-term protection for your child’s teeth and oral health.
If you have any questions about how dental sealants in Modesto, California, can benefit your child or if you want to schedule an appointment with our experienced dentists and team at Allure Dental Care & Orthodontics, give us a call at 209-521-3400!