As part of our children's dentistry services, Dr. Bae and our dental hygienists recommend dental sealants to help protect your child's teeth from decay-causing bacteria.
Prevention of Tooth Decay with Sealants
A dental sealant is a thin, plastic coating that is applied to the chewing surface of a tooth. The plastic coating fills in the natural grooves and depressions in the tooth surface, making it smooth and easier to clean. The coating also serves to "seal" the deep pits and grooves to help prevent bacteria that cause tooth decay from penetrating into the tooth.
Your Smiles of Johns Creek dentist will usually recommend sealants for permanent first molars after they fully erupt, generally between ages 5-7, then following with second molars and premolars as needed over the next few years.
The dental sealant procedure takes about 20 minutes and is an easy visit to the dentist for your child. After the tooth is isolated with cotton rolls to keep it dry, the plastic sealant material is "painted" on the tooth and hardened with a special light. No drilling or anesthetic required!
Protecting Your Child's Oral Health
At Smiles of Johns Creek, our goal is to create a strong preventive dental care program in partnership with you and your child. We will monitor your child's dental development and advise you of any necessary treatment or preventive measures you can take at home. Your child's dentist and dental hygienist will talk with you about nutrition and good eating habits to maintain a healthy smile. If you have any questions or concerns about your child's dental needs, please do not hesitate to call us, 470.545.8269.
Our dental office is conveniently located on Medlock Bridge Road in Johns Creek, just off Abbotts Bridge Road. We invite you to Contact Us to schedule your child's next dental cleaning and examination appointment.