Brushing and flossing twice a day and visiting Village Dental twice a year are all essential for good oral health. However, children and teenagers can still neglect to get their teeth entirely clean even with an excellent oral healthcare routine at home. Food breaks down into plaque and debris that can become stuck between the dips and grooves of the back teeth, making it challenging to reach and remove the particles.
Dental sealants in Hudson, OH offer additional protection against tooth decay for children and teenagers at greater risk of needing cavities filled as an adult. Hudson Village Dental offers this simple treatment to any patient who could benefit from it.
What are dental sealants?
This procedure involves our dentist applying a thin, plastic resin coating to the grooves of a patient’s molar teeth at the back of the mouth. Molar teeth are the most challenging to reach with a toothbrush and dental floss, making them much more susceptible to decay than the other teeth. Sealants in the grooves of the molars create a barrier that prevents plaque and debris from penetrating them. The molar teeth must have fully erupted for dental sealants to be effective.
Please contact our office to schedule an appointment for dental sealants in Hudson, OH if you feel concerned about your child’s potential for future tooth decay.