Tooth decay is the most common chronic disease for American children, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
To protect your child’s smile, our dentist may recommend dental sealants.
Like the name suggests, dental sealants cover the crevices of your child’s molars.
While dental sealants are more commonly recommended for children, dental sealants for adults are also available. Your dentist may recommend you get a tooth sealant if you are prone to getting cavities.
Benefits Of Dental Sealants
Deep pits and fissures in your molars can fill up with food particles and plaque, increasing your risk for tooth decay. Fortunately, our dentist can prevent cavities with dental sealants.
Molars are often neglected during teeth brushing because they are farther to reach. For this reason, your child’s dentist may recommend one or more dental sealants. Baby teeth are just as important as their permanent counterparts because they help establish the foundation for good oral health. Reducing your child’s risk of tooth decay also helps them maintain healthy gums.
Our dentist in Bloomfield Hills MI is dedicated to helping you maintain good oral health by providing dental sealants and other preventive dentistry options. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Timothy Steimel DDS, call (248) 335-4427.