Coming of Age Cavity Free

Castro Valley Dental Care

113559178_HIGH_Black FamilyYour children’s cavity-counting days could soon be over. Pit and fissure sealants are a simple and effective way to stop the decay that causes cavities, especially in kids’ teeth. Here’s how they work. Sealants are clear or white plastic coatings we can apply to the chewing surface of the back teeth. The sealant material covers the depressions and grooves on the surface of the teeth where cavities are most likely to form. They work best protecting new teeth. That makes them ideal for children. Sealants give those teeth some protective armor through the ages of seven to fifteen when children are most vulnerable to tooth decay. Regular oral exams should always be done first.

Sealants for Your Kids

Depending on your child’s chewing patterns, the sealants can last from six months to several years. We will check them at every appointment to make sure they are still doing their job properly…

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