General, Preventative, Cosmetic, and Sedation Dentistry in Lodi, CA
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Dental Decay Prevention
Dental sealants are beneficial for your children’s teeth by helping prevent tooth decay! Your kids may brush and floss the way they are supposed to; teeth can still decay as some areas of teeth are harder to clean than others.
Dental decay often begins in the deep grooves found on the chewing surfaces of molars. Dr. Clauson may recommend pediatric dental sealants for your kids to give the extra help needed to prevent cavities in teeth.
Tooth sealants are painless to apply. Sealants are applied with a small brush or applicator and then are hardened with a special light. It is quick and easy!
The best time to get sealants for your youngster is when their permanent molars come in. Kids are stil learning how to brush their teeth properly; sealants aid in protecting teeth. Sometimes, Dr. Clauson may recommend sealants on baby teeth if they look like they are at risk of being lost due to excessive decay. Sealants can last up to 10 years or more.
Adults can benefit from sealants also. Some adults have a tendency to get cavities, no matter how much care they give their teeth. Ask Dr. Clauson how sealants can benefit you, too!