Are dental sealants safe for children? The answer is yes. Not only are they completely safe, but they should be used as soon as molars begin to grow in on a child, which typically occurs around the age of 6.
According to the CDC, also known as the Central for Disease Control, studies have shown that children who have dental sealants placed on their molars are 3 times less likely to develop cavities. Given the fact that children are typically at much higher risks for cavities, due to excessively high consumption of sugary foods and drinks, dental sealants are often an important dental procedure to consider for youngsters.
Tooth decay can affect everyone, and thus everyone can benefit from dental sealants. Thanks to their design, they go on clear and when they are hardened, are nearly impossible to notice, making them less intrusive to your nature smile while still giving your mouth the benefits it needs to thrive. Dental sealants typically last ten years. If a dental sealant should fail, they can easily be repaired or reapplied.
For any additional questions or concerns, Blue Hill Dental is here to help you with all your oral health needs. For a complete diagnosis from Dr. Hetal Rana and our team at our dentist office in Roseville, California, you can schedule an appointment by calling us at 916-774-4499. We look forward to having you as our guest soon.