Just like the sealants used on adults, children's dental sealants are used to fill in the narrow grooves on a tooth that, because of their small size and hard-to-reach location, cannot be cleaned by a toothbrush's bristles.
These fine grooves or pits tend to gradually accumulate plaque, since they cannot be regularly cleaned by a toothbrush. Overtime, teeth that contain these small groves or pits may develop cavities. The sealant seals the grooves and pits making it possible to brush off all the plaque and keep your child's teeth healthy.
Patrick Toms DMD is a leading dentist in Gainesville, Georgia, who provides children with sealants to help eliminate pain and restore tooth functionality. The sealant process is pain-free and can be completed in one easy office visit. Please contact us today to set up an appointment to see if sealants are right for your child.