Do you remember how proud you felt when your child’s first tooth emerged? That precious, shining little pearl represented perfect oral health. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could always protect your child’s teeth and keep them as healthy as that very first tooth?
Dental sealants provide a strong defense against the cavities caused by sugared snacks and drinks. Dr. Tony L. Ratliff usually recommends you bring your child in for sealants as soon as permanent teeth emerge. Because some baby teeth can be deeply grooved and more susceptible to cavities, Dr. Tony Ratliff may also recommend dental sealants for young children.
Dental sealants create an impenetrable physical barrier for small food particles and cavity-causing bacteria, making them highly effective in preventing tooth surface decay and the resulting cavities. Sealants can last up to ten years. Most insurance companies only cover sealant procedures at a minimal level, but the good new is that insurance companies seem to be recognizing this technique’s value as a preventive measure that will help reduce future dental costs and more aggressive treatments.
A lifetime of oral health for your child begins with good habits now. Maintaining a regular checkup schedule and using preventive measures, like professionally applied dental sealants, can keep your child’s teeth healthy and strong. Call us today to discuss the benefits of dental sealants. Parents across the area, including Geist, Fishers, Westfield, and Carmel, have trusted us with their children’s smiles for almost two decades.