We know that starting our kids on a dental hygiene routine from an early age is critical for their life long oral health. Flossing and brushing are the best ways to keep out cavities and prevent tooth decay. But what if that is not enough? What else can we do to set our kids up for oral health success?
Sealants are an effective, painless dental treatment that will help your kids from developing cavities. ADA studies show that sealants can help deter cavities up to 80% in those tricky to clean molars. Dr. David Pereira offers sealants for adults and children. Dr. Pereira can apply sealants in one easy, pain free visit to his Darien, CT dentist office.
Sealants are clear in color, discrete and virtually painless to get applied. There are no known side effects of sealants and they have proven to be safe and effective. Make sure you let your dentist know if you or your children have any known allergies, as you should before any medical procedure.
When Should My Child Get Sealants?
Sealants are safe for children. Although sealants can be applied at any stage of life, they are best applied early. As soon as permanent molars begin to appear, around the age of 11, getting them sealed will help prevent tooth decay. Keeping your kids teeth cavity free from the start will save money and headaches in the long run.
Do Sealants Have BPA?
You may have heard that sealants have trace amounts of BPA in them. In a professional product review, the ADA proved that breathing air has about 100% more BPA than getting dental sealants! Sealants are safe, and will not hurt you, or your child. Sealants last for years and are a highly effective dental treatment.