Highly effective in preventing decay on the biting surfaces of your child’s chewing teeth, sealants are a simple procedure in which a tooth-colored “coating” is painted onto the surface of the tooth. This will ‘seal’ the high risk areas from decay.
Easy to apply, sealants take only a few minutes to seal each tooth and do not require any type of injection. Sealants hold up well under the force of normal chewing and can last several years before a reapplication is needed.
Sealants are like the tires on your car. How long the treads on your tires last depends on what kind of driver you are. When the treads wear down it’s time for new tires. Sealants are much the same way. If your child has a grinding habit or eats a lot of hard crunchy foods his/her sealants will wear down faster. All sealants in time wear down simply due to eating and chewing food. We monitor your child’s sealants at each healthy smile visit and recommend replacement when needed to ensure continued protection from decay.
If your child has had sealants placed, please be aware of the following:
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Green Bay and De Pere, Wisconsin