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Dental Sealants

Dr. Sarah and the Shine Pediatric Dental Co. team take immense pride in safeguarding the dental health of your little ones. One of the services that we provide is Dental sealants—a quick, preventive procedure that can make a significant difference in your child's fight against cavities.

Understanding the Purpose of Dental Sealants

Dental sealants play a huge role in preventative pediatric dentistry, designed to shield your child's vulnerable tooth surfaces from cavities. These thin, protective coatings are usually applied to the chewing surfaces of molars and sometimes premolars; these are the teeth with deep grooves and pits that may trap food particles and plaque. Sealants act as an effective barrier, preventing acids and germs from settling into tiny fissures that are too narrow to clean with a toothbrush. In turn, brushing is more effective, and these surfaces are less likely to develop tooth decay.
Pediatric Dental Sealants in Round Rock, TX - Shine Pediatric Dental Co.

The Process: Swift, Painless, and Smile-Friendly

Your child's dental sealant application is quick, painless, and fear-free. Dr. Sarah or one of our certified dental assistants can apply sealants to teeth in a matter of a few minutes; in many cases, we can add the procedure to your child's regularly scheduled checkup. First, the tooth's surface is thoroughly cleaned and etched, and then the sealant material is applied. Then, a special curing light is used to harden the sealant material, creating an invisible yet potent shield.

Why Choose Dental Sealants: The Bright Advantages

  • Cavity Prevention: Dental sealants are a proactive measure that significantly reduces the risk of cavities.
  • Painless and Noninvasive: Applying dental sealants is entirely painless and noninvasive. No shots or drilling are involved.
  • Long-Lasting Protection: With proper oral hygiene and care, dental sealants can provide protection for several years.
  • Cost-Effective: Treating cavities can be costly and time-consuming. With dental sealants, you take proactive measures instead of reactive ones. Plus, most insurance plans cover the sealant at close to 100% (see our treatment coordinator for details about your specific policy.)

Schedule Your Child's Appointment Today

Protecting your child's smile is our top priority. Dr. Severson recommends placing sealants on your child's permanent molars as soon as they erupt, which is usually around the ages of 6 and 12, respectively. Help lower your child's cavity risk by calling Shine Pediatric Dental Co. in Round Rock today!

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