A lot of parents are faced with the question of whether they should have their kids get dental sealants. But what sort of case is there for getting your kids dental sealants? Are they really worth it?
Well, there are quite a few reasons why you’d want to seriously consider dental sealants as soon as your children have their permanent molars grown in. Let’s take a few moments today to go over the case for dental sealants.
Protects against cavities
Our molars are the workhorse of the mouth. They do a large portion of the chewing, and they’re also the ones that a dentists will spend the most time fixing. With a sealant, you’ll be able to spend less time worrying about the health of your kids’ back molars.
Why are they recommended?
You’ll likely have Dr. Llavona and Dr. Oliver recommend dental sealants if they think they’d improve the oral health of your kids. Kids aren’t known for their skills at oral health, and once their permanent molars are in you need to do all you can to stave off cavities.
Since molars have fissures and grooves in them – which are there to grind down our food – they’re more prone to capturing debris. These grooves attract plaque and debris, but dental sealants fill those grooves. The molars still work as intended – but the sealant blocks anything from getting trapped in your teeth.
Here at Dental Specialists of Weston in Weston, Florida, we see a lot of different oral health situations. It’s likely that many of the more unpleasant ones could be avoided with dental sealants. If you need to know more, or have other questions, we’re always ready to answer. Call us today at 954-349-4993.