A lot of parents are faced with the question of whether they should have their kids get dental sealants. Usually, a recommendation for these comes as soon as your kids get permanent molars in.
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. There are more than what we’ll touch on today, but these are some of the main points.
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 dentist will spend the most time fixing. Sealants really do a great job of helping a dentist keep molars in great health.
Why are they recommended?
You’ll likely have Dr. Timothy R. Lund recommend dental sealants if he thinks they’d improve the oral health of your kids. Since kids aren’t always great with their oral health, sealants help keep permanent teeth in good shape.
Now, molars have a tendency to trap more food, debris, and plaque than other teeth. This is due to the fact that they have a bunch of grooves and fissures. These grooves attract plaque and debris, but dental sealants fill those grooves. The molars still work as intended – but the sealant blocks anything from getting trapped in your teeth.
Here at River Rock Dental Group in Belgrade, Montana, 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. If you have any questions we didn’t answer, please don’t hesitate to call us at 406-388-0033 immediately.