Dental Sealants Can Be Applied After A Dental Exam

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Your child’s routine dental exam at Allen Pediatric Dentistry’s Allen, Texas clinic is designed to clean his or her teeth while monitoring oral health. It starts with a thorough dental cleaning performed by one of our highly-skilled dental hygienists. This will remove all traces of plaque buildup and tartar from your child’s teeth.

Your Allen Pediatric Dentistry dentist will then perform a thorough examination of your son or daughter’s teeth and gums, while also screening for signs of oral cancer. If they notices any areas of concern, they will present you with preventative or treatment options.

Should we find that your child is having trouble cleaning the deeply textured biting surfaces of your back teeth, the dentist might recommend having dental sealants applied. This can be done at the end of the exam, to ensure the areas are completely clean of any bacterial matter.

The dental sealants are made from a special resin material that your dentist paints onto the biting surface of each molar and premolar. They will then use a special ultraviolet light to harden the resin and bond it to the tooth enamel.

Even if plaque and food particles get stuck on the biting surface, the sealants will prevent bacteria from direct access to the underlying tooth enamel.

If you live in the Allen, Texas area and you are interested in dental sealants for your child you should call 972-535-8169 to schedule a checkup at Allen Pediatric Dentistry’s dental clinic.