Almost half of all children and adolescents in the United States have had cavities in their permanent teeth. At Kidz Connextion, we apply sealants for young patients to start protecting teeth early. Molars first come in at around 5-7 years of age, with a second set coming in between the ages of 11-14. It is best to have a sealant placed when the molars first come in to ensure they are protected early.
In children and teenagers, most tooth decay occurs on the chewing surfaces of molars where the pits and grooves can trap food and bacteria. Dental sealants are applied to surfaces of these back teeth much like paint. The plastic resin fills any pits and grooves on the surface, and then hardens. Now the surface is protected from bits of food being stuck, and bacteria cannot multiply and cause decay. Sealants also protect tooth enamel from plaque and acids, and can effectively prevent cavities for up to ten years.
To learn more about dental sealants and all the services we provide, give us a call at 623-223-1001. Kidz Connextion Dental Care maintains offices around Phoenix. To find out more, visit our website at Kidzconnextion.com.