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Your Child's Teeth

What Are Sealants?

Did you know protecting your children's teeth is as easy as a paint-by-number picture? By applying paint-on sealants to your children's molars, your dentist can lock out decay-causing germs and food particles.

Sealants are painted on as a liquid and quickly dry to form a hard protective shield over the tooth. Molars are particularly in need of reinforcement because they have small, difficult-to-clean pits where food and germs tend to get stuck.

Sealants can offer protection for up to ten years, but it's a good idea to have them checked during regular office visits to make sure they're not worn or chipped. If they are, your dentist can fix them simply by applying "touch-up" sealant.

Protect your children's teeth and possibly save them from the need for costly and invasive fillings. Talk to your dentist today about paint-on sealants.