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Dental Sealants – Palm Harbor, FL

A Quick, Effective Way to Protect Vulnerable Smiles

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, tooth decay is one of the most prevalent conditions facing children today. In fact, it is second only to the common cold! While a solid brushing and flossing routine can help tremendously, sometimes growing smiles need some extra help. That’s where dental sealants in Palm Harbor come in! By “sealing” off the grooves of your child’s back teeth, Dr. Maggie Davis and our team can quickly and effectively fight off cavities. To schedule your appointment, contact our office today!

Why Choose Dr. Maggie Davis & Associates For Dental Sealants?

  • Caring Dentists Who Are Also Moms
  • Comfortable Atmosphere Where Children Can Relax
  • Dental Insurance Welcomed and Accepted

What Are Dental Sealants?

Child looking at molars in mirror with dentist

Dental sealants are made up of a plastic-like coating called composite resin. By painting it along every crevice of your child’s molars, our dentist in Palm Harbor can create an invisible shield between food particles and their teeth. Plus, this protective barrier is extremely successful at warding off decay, which significantly lowers your child’s risk of cavities.

Who Is a Candidate for Dental Sealants?

Closeup of child brushing her teeth

Although sealants can be used on patients of all ages, especially cavity-prone adults, they are typically placed on children. After all, they often are the most vulnerable to decay as they develop the skills needed to properly brush and floss their teeth. By applying the defensive coating to their primary or permanent teeth, you can have peace of mind knowing their growing smile has an additional layer of protection.

How Are Dental Sealants Placed?

Child smiling during dental sealant treatment

The great news is that dental sealants only take about 30 minutes to apply! At your child’s routine appointment, we can carefully paint a layer of the sealant material onto every nook and cranny of their back teeth to effectively protect them from the plaque and bacteria responsible for decay. From there, we will use a low heat curing light to solidify the material into place. Once this step is complete, you can have peace of mind knowing the sealants will remain in good condition for a year or longer until they need to be replaced! Don’t worry – we will keep an eye on them at your child’s routine appointments to ensure they are in tip-top shape.

Does it sound like your child’s smile can benefit from dental sealants? Our team would love to help! Don’t hesitate to contact our office to learn more or schedule your little one’s appointment.