At Sea Smiles Pediatric Dentistry, we emphasize the importance of preventive dental care. Not only can preventive treatments help you avoid costly restorative treatments, but preventive care can also help your child establish a lifetime of good oral health. During your child’s appointment, our pediatric dentists and team may recommend that your child get dental sealants to keep their smile healthy.

What is a Dental Sealant?
Dental sealants are an effective way of keeping your child’s teeth free from decay. During this treatment, the sealant, which can be made from a clear or tooth-colored resin material, is painted onto the chewing surface of your child’s teeth. The sealant creates a smooth surface that coats the natural pits and grooves of the tooth, creating an effective barrier between the natural surface of the tooth and any bacteria or food debris that would typically settle into the tooth, and cause decay.

Who Should Get Dental Sealants?
Typically, Drs. Shane Harpham and Katherine Bell recommend this treatment for children whose permanent molars have come in. However, it can be used for children who still have their primary teeth. One of the additional benefits of a dental sealant is that due to the smoothed surface of the tooth, it is easier for children to effectively clean their teeth with normal brushing.

Our team can apply your child’s dental sealants in Bluffton, South Carolina, during one comfortable appointment. If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, call our office at 843-815-5437. We look forward to caring for your child’s smile.