A lot of parents are faced with the question of whether they should have their kids get dental sealants. But if you wonder if they’re right for your kids, you’re not alone. A lot of parents question the veracity of dental sealants.
Well, there are quite a few reasons why you’d want to seriously consider dental sealants as soon as your children have their permanent molars grown in. We put this post together in an effort to hopefully clear up any misconceptions you may have.
Protects against cavities
Our molars are the workhorse of the mouth. They do a large portion of the chewing, and they’re also the ones that a dentists will spend the most time fixing. Sealants effectively render molars nearly impervious to cavities.
Why are they recommended?
You’ll likely have Dr. John R. Lohner and Dr. James “Jimmer” C. recommend dental sealants if they think they’d improve the oral health of your kids. After all, kids aren’t the greatest at oral health. If they have permanent molars, you don’t want them getting cavities.
They’re also recommended because molars tend to trap more food, debris, and plaque than other teeth. This is due to the fact that the surfaces of molars are grooved in order to better chew food. These grooves are where the majority of debris, plaque, and food buildup occurs. A sealant mitigates that buildup, while still maintaining tooth function.
Here at Lexington Heights Dental in Cedar Hills, Utah, we see a lot of different oral health situations. It’s likely that many of the more unpleasant ones could be avoided with dental sealants. We’re happy to answer any and all questions – just call 801-756-2006 to get started.