Dental sealants are a pediatric service that a lot of parents find useful for their pediatric dental care requirements. So what exactly do dental sealants do?
A dental sealant is a thin, plastic material that can be painted on the surface of a child’s teeth so that cavities do not form. The sealant is placed on the surface of the teeth that is used for chewing, and can be a big help to deter cavities and some other unwanted oral issues.
However, unfortunately, the danger when a child is using a dental sealant is that the child or parent might neglect flossing or regular brushing of the teeth. It is important that parents are on top of the child’s hygiene habits because a dental sealant is not a substitute for brushing, flossing, and other necessary oral hygiene practices.