Regular brushing and flossing lowers your child’s chances of developing any cavities. But sometimes, kids aren’t known for their dedication to brushing and flossing regularly, and that can lead to cavities and other dental problems. Fortunately, family dentist Dr. Doug Kimball in Kaysville, UT can help prevent cavities in your children’s teeth with the use of a dental sealant.
The grooves and depressions on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth are the most prone to decay, so it is those surfaces that require further preventive care. At All Smiles Dental Care, Dr. Kimball can apply a plastic-like coating called a “sealant” to the chewing surfaces on the back teeth. The sealant is essentially painted onto the teeth, which means it’s quick, easy, and painless for your kids.
Studies have shown that sealants can help to reduce tooth decay by as much as 100 percent. Dr. Kimball will continue to apply a sealant as each back tooth comes in, up until about age 13, by the time most kids have gotten all of their adult molars in.
For more information about the benefits of using a dental sealant to prevent tooth decay — or to make an appointment with our office at All Smiles Dental Care in Kaysville – please call 801-546-2636 today.