Dental sealants are a thin coat of clear resin that is applied to the biting surfaces of teeth, usually the rear molars. The back teeth are more prone to cavities because it is difficult to reach them with a tooth brush and the surfaces contain pits and grooves that easily trap bacteria. It is hard for many adults to clean their back molars and almost impossible for our young Rockford MI children.
Dental sealants fill in the pits and grooves on the rear molars to create a smooth surface. Dentists practicing family dentistry in Rockford MI most often recommend sealants for children’s permanent back teeth, though sometimes they are used for adults, too.
Comstock Park parents may not realize how quickly a cavity can form in a young child’s mouth. Many Comstock Park area kids that we see develop cavities even before they start kindergarten! It is vital that our local parents start regular dental visits early.
Dental sealants protect teeth that have no decay (primary prevention) and also prevent further decay progression in teeth that show very early signs of disease (secondary prevention).
At Stewart & Hull, we take special care of our Comstock Park pediatric dental clients. We want each child’s dental visits to be pleasant and painless so they will never develop a fear of the dentist. We advise parents on the specific dental issues associated with each stage of childhood. Ask us about fluoride, sports mouthguards, and orthodontic treatment.
At Stewart & Hull., we don’t believe that childhood cavities are unavoidable. Call our Comstock Park office at 616-827-7019 to schedule a pediatric dental hygiene exam.
We provide comprehensive restorative and cosmetic dentistry for Rockford MI people of all ages. Our office is located at 769 York Creek Dr NW in Comstock Park. You can learn more about our practice at https://www.greatmismiles.com.