What Are Dental Sealants?
Furrows in the chewing surfaces of the back teeth usually harbor more food particles and buildup and are more vulnerable to having cavities, especially in children who are still learning how to perfect their oral habits. Dental sealants, an important part of preventive dentistry, are applied to safeguard the teeth from damage resulting from decay. These thin, preventive sealants are composed of a clear or tooth-colored substance that is painted onto the chewing surfaces of your child's molar or premolar teeth. When they're set, they work to safeguard these teeth and create a smoother exterior that is easier to keep clean. Dental sealants from Cuddly Smiles Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics not only help protect from cavities, but they may also decrease your child's needs for tooth-colored fillings or other restorative treatments down the road. Speak with our pediatric dentists, Drs. Yvonne and Ajikwaga Felli, at your child's dental visits at our Allen, TX practice to decide if they might benefit from dental sealants.
What are the benefits of dental sealants?
At Cuddly Smiles Pediatric Dentistry, we suggest sealants for our Allen, TX patients as an extra preventive layer for your healthy teeth. These sealants offer many benefits for our patients, such as:
- Remarkable percentage of protection from cavities
- Subtle, camouflaged coating
- Protection against plaque and debris accumulation
- Save time and money by maintaining your oral health
"I had an amazing experience with my 5 year old and 3 year old boys. The office was very clean and kid friendly with all the vibrant colors. Teresa and Laurie were friendly, and made my boys feel comfortable for their first dental cleaning appointment. Dr. Yvonne and Ajikwaga Felli were very professional and informative. Overall, everyone was welcoming!"- N.M. / Google / Jun 05, 2022
"Dr. Yvonne Fellini is amazing she was so kind to my daughter and the dental assistant are sweethearts"- A.R. / Google / Sep 01, 2023
"We were recommended to Cuddly from our hospital lactation consultant when we had our baby. He was born with a tongue tie and lip tie that made sucking hard for him when it was feeding time. From the first time we called them, Cuddly's employees are so kind and super nice. They listened and helped walked me through the process of getting my son an appointment to get it fixed. They called my insurance for me to make sure that the procedures were accepted and explained to me the cost. When we went to see them, the were always transparent about what is needed to be done, how much insurance would pay and what is the cost left to us. The dentist is amazing, she is so sweet and was great with our son and every kid that we saw in there. The dentist assistants were just as sweet and super thorough. We are so happy that we have found Cuddly, ever since we got the procedure done, my son has been able to sleep, feed and breath better. I would 100% recommend everyone take their kids here. They are great at easing your worries and aid you in understanding all this confusing health care stuff."- L.H. / Google / Sep 01, 2023
"The best dentist my kids have ever seen!!"- M.L. / Google / Aug 31, 2023
"Great dentist doctor, staff members very patient and professional highly recommended."- H.B. / Google / Aug 31, 2023
What Is the Sealant Process?
Children 6 – 12 years old are often more susceptible to cavities on the chewing surfaces of their back teeth, making them great candidates for dental sealants. First, our pediatric dentists will evaluate your child's teeth to decide if dental sealants could be the ideal treatment. To get your child's mouth ready for sealants, a member of our staff will polish the enamel to remove any plaque, food debris, and bacteria from the chewing surfaces. The enamel is then dried, and a small sheet of sealant product will be distributed precisely into the rifts with a small brush. An innovative curing light is then positioned on top of the tooth, which will solidify the sealant casting within about 10 – 20 seconds. When every sealant is in place, our professionals will assess your child's jaws for alignment and supply you with instructions on how to effectively care for their sealants.
Protect Your Child's Teeth From Tooth Decay
Prevent cavities and help your children enjoy glowing, clean smiles for years to come. Dental sealants are a helpful, efficient, straightforward solution at Cuddly Smiles Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics that might also reduce the chances for future oral treatments and allow for elevated dental health. Discover if dental sealants are ideal for your child by setting up a visit at our Allen, TX office!