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Protect Your Child’s Smile with Dental Sealants at Cotton Dentistry | Dentist in West Frisco

Dentist West Frisco

When it comes to safeguarding your child’s oral health, one simple treatment can make a significant difference: dental sealants. At Cotton Dentistry – Dentist West Frisco, we’re dedicated to ensuring your child’s smile stays bright and healthy, and dental sealants offer an effective way to prevent tooth decay.

Understanding the Benefits of Sealants

Dental sealants are a proactive measure to protect teeth against decay, particularly in the back molars, where cavities are most likely to develop. While sealants are often recommended for children and teens, adults can also benefit from this preventive treatment.

The Power of Prevention

Maintaining proper hygiene in the back of the mouth can be challenging, making these areas more susceptible to decay. Sealants can help prevent up to 80% of decay within the first two years of application and continue to offer significant protection, reducing decay by as much as 50% after four years. Children who receive sealants are more than three times less likely to develop tooth decay compared to those without sealants.

Timing is Key

Your child’s first set of molars typically emerges around age six, with the second set following around age 12. It’s essential to discuss with our dentist the optimal timing for sealant application to ensure maximum effectiveness. Regular examinations will help determine the right time to apply sealants.

What to Expect During the Procedure

Applying sealants is a straightforward process and one of the simplest treatments performed in our office. There’s minimal discomfort involved. After thoroughly cleaning your child’s teeth, we’ll apply a special gel followed by the sealant. A quick application of a blue light hardens the sealant within moments.

Addressing Concerns

Sealants are safe, and allergic reactions are exceptionally rare. However, if your child has allergies, it’s essential to inform our dentist to discuss the best approach. Rest assured, there are typically no side effects associated with sealants.

Ensuring Long-lasting Protection

Sealants can last for years before requiring reapplication. Regular visits to our office allow our dentist to monitor the condition of the sealants and your child’s overall oral health. If you’re unsure whether your child’s sealants need to be reapplied, don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment with us.

Take the Next Step for Your Child’s Oral Health

For more information on dental sealants or to schedule an appointment, contact Cotton Dentistry today. Let us help keep your child’s smile healthy and bright for years to come.

Cotton Dentistry
Phone: 469-598-1044
4747 4th Army Dr suite #200,
Frisco, TX 75034