As a parent, you strive to provide your child with the best life you can give them. In doing so, you try to protect them from harm and set them up for a successful future, right? Protecting your child’s smile means keeping their smile healthy and free of danger along with setting them up for a lifelong of good oral health. It’s summer in Mansfield, TX, which means your child(ren) no longer has school until August. Summertime is an excellent time to set up dental appointments for kids, and it is a great time to think about treatments to protect their smiles. Let’s discuss why dental sealants can be a useful option for children’s smiles.

Sealants Offer an Extra Protection

Dental sealants are a very thin layer of biocompatible material that your dentist paints directly onto the chewing surfaces of the teeth. With the sealants in place, any buildup of plaque will be prevented from reaching the enamel of the teeth. Tooth decay and cavities are caused when the bacteria in plaque buildup attacks the teeth’s enamel. The protection that sealants can provide against harmful bacteria can be especially helpful for children, who do not always do a good job clearing away the bacteria in their oral hygiene routines.

Sets Up For a Lifetime of Smile Success

Sealants can last for about a decade on teeth before they begin to naturally dissolve. While this is a long time to go before reapplying, the most lingering part of sealants’ success is the ability to set a child up for healthy adult smile. Having cavities, losing teeth in an untimely way, or having gum disease in childhood are all things that can lead to oral health problems as an adult. Protecting a child’s smile is a great way to protect their future adult smile.

Protect your family’s smile with sealants

Dental sealants can provide an extra boost of smile protection. To schedule a consultation with Mansfield Dental Associates in Mansfield, TX, call 817-473-6227. We proudly welcome patients from Mansfield and the surrounding areas, including South Arlington, Kennedale, Southeast Ft. Worth, Alvarado, Midlothian, and more.