There’s no doubt about it. Parents have a lot to think about when it comes to ensuring that their child has the best chance for success as an adult. Just as many adult patients of Great Park Dental are concerned about what impression their smile is making on others, they are also focused on making sure their children don’t have to face the same worries as an adult. What’s the most sure-fire way to ensure a healthy adult smile when it comes to pediatric dental care? Dental sealants. Keep reading to learn more and visit us for dental sealants in Irvine, CA.
What are dental sealants? The simplest way to describe a dental sealant is that it’s like a miniature plastic filling that’s placed on your child’s teeth to keep them sealed from potential decay. Because dental sealants have been shown to reduce decay by up to 70%, and can last up to 10 years, your child’s teeth will benefit from this preventive treatment into young adulthood.
Do I need to be concerned about the composition of a dental sealant from a health perspective? Although there has been concern in the past about the components of dental sealants and whether or not there would be any adverse effect to the recipient’s health, both the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Dental Association have confirmed their support for the use of sealants.
Will Great Park Dental apply a dental sealant to every one of my child’s teeth? Typically, every tooth does not need to receive a sealant since the prevention is predominantly needed on chewing teeth – like molars. However, some children benefit from having a dental sealant applied to their other teeth if there is reason to be concerned about oral hygiene or the predisposition to tooth decay. When you visit our friendly, comfortable office, the caring and professional staff at Great Park Dental will be able to develop a treatment plan that’s best for your child.
I like the concept behind dental sealants…are they for pediatric dentistry only? No, dental sealants can be used on any healthy tooth surface to ensure against damage or decay – regardless of the patient’s age.
How can I learn more? Whether you need dental sealants in Irvine or other locations like East Irvine, Orangetree, Oak Creek, Woodbridge, Cypress Village, Woodbury, Stonegate, Great Park Dental’s dentists will ensure best treatment and care.
We invite you to call our Irvine dentist office or make an appointment with us today to learn more about dental sealants and see how we can ensure a healthy adult smile starting in childhood!