Children and their Dentist
Tooth decay affects children in the U.S. more than any other chronic infectious disease. Left untreated, tooth decay causes pain and infections that may lead to problems such as eating, speaking, playing, and learning. The good news is… It’s never too late and it’s preventable!
Getting your children dental care early-on ensures long and healthy habits. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that children visit a dentist when the first tooth appears, or no later than their first birthday.
A child’s first permanent molars usually break around age 6. From the moment they enter the mouth, they become susceptible to cavities, especially in the grooves along the chewing surface of the teeth. A sealant is a white flowable material that bonds and seals these grooves before cavities have a chance to form. Placing sealants on a child’s permanent molars is a quick, easy, and painless procedure. And one that ensure the longevity and health of your children’s mouth.