Tooth decay is the most common chronic childhood disease in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. To protect your child’s smile, our Grand Rapids dentists may recommend dental sealants. Like the name suggests, dental sealants cover the crevices of your child’s molars (back teeth).
While dental sealants are more commonly recommended for children, dental sealants for adults are also available. Our dentist may recommend you get a tooth sealant if you are prone to getting cavities. Deep pits and fissures in your molars can fill up with food particles and plaque, increasing your risk for tooth decay. Fortunately, our dentists can prevent cavities with dental sealants.
Molars are often neglected during teeth brushing because they are farther to reach. For this reason, your child’s pediatric dentist may recommend one or more tooth sealants. Baby teeth are just as important as their permanent counterparts because they help establish the foundation for good oral health. Reducing your child’s risk of tooth decay also helps them maintain healthy gums.
Our dentists are dedicated to helping you maintain good oral health by providing dental sealants and other preventive dentistry services. To schedule an appointment with one of our Grand Rapids dentists, call Contemporary Family Dental at (616) 209-3969.