Dental Sealants

in Maitland, FL

At Maitland Pediatric Dentistry, we believe in prevention as the first line of defense against tooth decay and other oral health problems. We are pleased to offer a range of preventive dentistry options, including dental sealants, to keep your little one's teeth healthy for many years to come. We are all about maintaining healthy, happy smiles!

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What Are Dental Sealants?

The large back teeth in your child's mouth used to chew food are called the molars. The first set of permanent molars usually comes in around age six, and the second set comes in around age 12.

The chewing surfaces of your child's molars have hard-to-clean grooves and crevices that trap food particles and plaque, providing cavity-causing bacteria the perfect environment to flourish. Dental sealants are thin, protective coatings we apply to the chewing surfaces of your child's teeth to smooth out their surfaces, essentially sealing away bacteria and food debris. Dental sealants have been shown to significantly lower the risk of tooth decay and cavities.

We recommend placing sealants as soon as the permanent molars emerge, around ages six and twelve. If you have missed this window, it’s never too late to give your child’s permanent teeth a cavity-fighting boost!

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What Are the Benefits of Dental Sealants?

Dental sealants offer numerous many benefits, including the following:

  • They prevent cavities: Sealing off the pits and crevices on a molar's chewing surfaces makes them easier to clean and prevents bacteria from accumulating. That significantly lowers the risk of cavities.
  • They reduce the need for dental procedures: Dental sealants can help prevent the pain and expense of dental fillings and other needed procedures. Consider them an investment in your child's future dental health.
  • They are quick and painless: Dental sealants are applied in a single visit without the needle or the drill. The procedure is simple and pain-free, requiring a few minutes to complete.
  • They are durable: Dental sealants are made from a safe and durable material that can last for several years. In the event they sustain damage, we can easily replace them as needed.

Our dentist or hygienist will clean and rinse your child's teeth and apply an etching solution to ensure the sealant material bonds to the tooth enamel. Next is placing the liquid sealant, which flows into every groove and crevice on your child's tooth surfaces, creating a shield against cavity-causing bacteria. We will use a curing light to harden the sealant and make any adjustments necessary for your child's comfort. The entire procedure takes minutes to complete!

Dental sealants are not considered a substitute for good oral hygiene practices. Encourage your child to continue brushing and flossing regularly to maintain a clean and healthy smile. We also recommend consuming a healthy, balanced diet to ensure your little one's teeth and gums have all the nutrients they need to stay healthy. Make sure your child avoids hard or sticky foods to prevent damage to the sealant material.

It's important to keep up with your child's routine dental exams to ensure the sealants are intact and continue to provide maximum protection. Dr. Aloise will monitor your child's oral health and ensure the sealants remain in tip-top shape.

How We Help Your Child Relax During Treatment

We strive to ensure every visit is a calm, relaxed, and happy experience.
Here's what sets Maitland Pediatric Dentistry apart:

We're a Friendly,
Kid-Centered Team

Dr. Aloise and our team members love kids and work hard to make your child's time memorable and free of stress.

We Speak Your
Child's Language

We use kid-friendly language, turning toothbrushes into "Mr. Bumpy" and the dental drill into a sensational "water gun."

We Offer Happy Air for Calm Treatments

We offer nitrous oxide, or "happy air," if needed, to help your child feel calm and relaxed while getting outstanding dental care.

Your Child can Watch TV During Treatment

Your child will enjoy watching a favorite TV show while getting the best possible dental care!

We Have Treasure
Box Rewards

Your child will love our treasure box rewards - every visit ends on a delightful note!

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Dental Sealants Near Me in Maitland, FL

Dr. Aloise and our dedicated team at Maitland Pediatric Dentistry recommend dental sealants for all children, especially those at a higher risk of tooth decay. We believe that prevention is always better than treating cavities after they develop. We look forward to setting the stage for a lifetime of healthy smiles!

We invite you to call 407-398-0510 to schedule an appointment or request one online today!