102 North Kenwood Street
Casper, WY 82601
(307) 266-1997

Care of Sealants

By forming a thin covering over the pits and fissures of the tooth, sealats keep out plaque and food, thus decreasing the risk of decay. Since the covering is only over the biting surface of the tooth, the areas on the side and between teeth cannot be coated with the sealant. Good oral hygiene and nutrition are still very important in preventing decay next to these sealants or in areas unable to be covered.

Your child should refrain from eating ice or hard candy, which tend to fracture the sealant. Regular dental appointments are recommended in order for your child's dentist to be certain the sealants remain in place.

The American Dental Association recognizes that sealants can play an important role in the prevention of tooth decay. When properly applied and maintained, they can successfully protect the chewing surfaces of your child's teeth. A total prevention program includes regular visits to the dentist, the use of fluoride, daily brushing and flossing, and limiting the number of times sugar-rich foods are eaten. If these measures are followed and sealants are used on the child's teeth, the risk of decay can be reduced or may even be eliminated!

Contact Casper Children's Dental if you have any questions!

102 North Kenwood Street, Casper, WY 82601 USA
Dr. Roy Paulson At Casper Children’s Dental, we know that providing your child with a range of dental services is essential to optimal results, great health, and proper development. Beyond general pediatric dentistry and cavity prevention, we offer orthodontics, too! We also provide various specialized solutions to certain problems, such as teeth grinding. (307) 266-1997