Preventive dental care is very important to the future of your child’s dental health. Fluoride treatments and Sealants are available and are instrumental in preventive care. Children of all ages starting from their 1st birthday through their teen years all need different treatment and guidance from their dentist to avoid future problems.
Sealants are generally placed on your teeth at a young age since decay can start very early. When the first set of permanent molars develop, sealing these chewing surfaces will help keep them healthy and protect them from tooth decay. Once the second molars develop, they are just as vulnerable as the first set. The sooner these chewing surfaces can be sealed, the better it is for their long-term protection. Although dental sealants are usually applied early in life, adults are also at risk of developing decay. They can also benefit from these treatments. Consult with your dentist to determine whether tooth sealants are right for you.