Preserve Your Child’s Smile with Dental Sealants at Stonelake Family Dentistry

Our commitment to providing optimal dental care involves minimizing the need for extensive treatments, particularly for children entering adulthood. Understanding that those with fewer restored teeth are less likely to face future dental problems, we leverage the effectiveness of dental sealants.

Sealants serve as a powerful tool to significantly decrease the incidence of fillings in permanent teeth during crucial stages of growth and development. The chewing surfaces of molars feature deep grooves that, under microscopic examination, resemble canyons. While these crevices may be narrower than a single toothbrush bristle, they are spacious enough for bacteria to thrive. The perfect hideout for cavities.

Applying sealants to the grooves of permanent molars at a young age substantially reduces the risk of decay on the chewing surfaces. This quick and painless procedure involves cleaning and conditioning the cavity-free grooves, followed by the application of a resin material that is swiftly sealed with a blue activating light. Within minutes, permanent molars gain a protective shield against cavities.

While sealants typically last a few years and may require periodic repairs or replacements, research validates a remarkable 90% reduction in cavity activity on sealed molars’ chewing surfaces. This straightforward and cost-effective measure can help your child transition into adulthood with fewer fillings and a lower risk of significant dental interventions in the future. Choose Stonelake Family Dentistry to safeguard your child’s smile for years to come.

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