When you bring your kids in for their annual checkup, Dr. Nieku Manshadi may recommend that you get dental sealants placed on your child’s molars. This recommendation will be made for a number of reasons, but the most important are that sealants help prevent cavities. And since kids aren’t known for being the most vigilant when it comes to oral health, this can save you a lot of time and money by preventing cavities in the first place.
Let’s look at some of the benefits of dental sealants.
Dental sealants in Bee Cave, Texas, are basically a durable, plastic resin that Dr. Nieku Manshadi carefully applies to the biting surfaces of your back teeth to create an effective barrier between bacteria and the healthy tooth enamel.
Dr. Nieku Manshadi often recommends applying the sealants right after your regular dental checkup. This ensures that the enamel on the biting surface is completely clean.
Once the sealants have been applied, he will use a special ultraviolet light to cure and harden the resin. If any residual food particles get stuck in the pits and fissures, the dental sealants will keep bacteria from having direct access to the tooth enamel.
If you think sealants can help your kids – or even you – give us a call today at 512.263.7455 to schedule an appointment.