Our pediatric dentist and his team at Tooth Club For Kids are devoted to providing dental prevention and want to help all our patients grow up cavity-free. For this reason, we strongly recommend sealing your child’s teeth. The application of a dental sealant is one of the easiest and most effective methods available today to prevent tooth decay. A dental sealant is a clear plastic resin material that is applied to the pits and grooves of the back teeth where most childhood cavities are found.
Dental sealants in Phoenix, Arizona, provide a barrier to protect teeth against cavities and can be applied to baby molars, adult premolars and posterior molars. These sealants should be applied as early as possible to help prevent the formation of cavities. Chewing surfaces are the most likely places to develop cavities because toothbrush bristles are often unable to reach into the grooves of the teeth. Sealants help preserve these vulnerable areas by protecting them from food contact and the formation of plaque.
Dental sealants cost less than traditional cavity fillings and usually last for several years before needing a re-application. But the condition of the sealant must be monitored by Dr. McKay Garrett at each 6-month checkup. Contact our team at 602-843-1275 if you have any questions or would like to arrange a visit for your child to receive dental sealants.