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Happy Teeth, Happy Kids: The Parent’s Guide to Sealants for Children

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month so we are highlighting the benefits of sealants from our partners at Dentistry for Children & Adolescents. Dentistry for Children & Adolescents has been committed to providing children with the highest standard of pediatric dental care in and around the Edina, Burnsville, and Eden Prairie, Minnesota, areas, including Maple Grove and St. Cloud, since 1968!  The professionally trained pediatric dentists and their team do all they can to make your children’s dental experience as pleasant as possible. They see patients from infancy through the age of 18 and are specialized in treating children with special needs – making them the perfect ‘dental home’ for your children!

**This post is sponsored by Dentistry for Children & Adolescents

What are sealants? 

Dental sealants are a preventive dental treatment designed to protect children’s teeth from cavities and decay. These thin, plastic coatings are applied to the chewing surfaces of molars and premolars, where the majority of tooth decay tends to occur. These tiny crevices are ideal environments for bacteria that cause decay. 

The sealants create a protective barrier that helps to seal out food particles and bacteria, reducing the risk of plaque formation and cavities. They are particularly beneficial for children who may struggle with thorough brushing and flossing techniques, providing an extra layer of defense against tooth decay. Dental sealants are a safe and effective way to promote the long-term oral health of children by helping to maintain the integrity of their teeth.

It is worth noting that immature tooth enamel is more permeable and less resistant to tooth decay. The application of dental sealants is a simple process and offers years of effective protection.

Did you know? 

Dental sealants on permanent molars can significantly reduce the risk of cavities (decay) by an impressive 80%!

You can take action now

Consider asking your child’s dentist about sealants today to provide them with long-lasting protection against tooth decay. It is a proactive step towards maintaining their oral health!

And for more information – please check out Dentistry for Children & Adolescents

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