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What parents don’t want the best for their child? As parents, we all want to give our kids the best start possible, and a strong, healthy smile is certainly part of that. One thing you can do to give your child lasting protection against tooth decay is to get him or her dental sealants.

Dental sealants are thin coatings applied to the chewing surfaces of teeth. Molars and premolars have many ridges and valleys, and food particles or plaque can easily accumulate on their diverse landscape. Plaque buildup leads to the development of cavities, a form of tooth decay where acid eats through tooth enamel to the softer inner layers of a tooth. Sealants prevent this by adding a protective layer to teeth.

At Heart Of The City Dental, we recommend that children receive sealants as soon as their permanent teeth come in. Children are particularly prone to developing cavities through their early teenager years, so this added protection is a great benefit. Sealants are made from a durable resin material that can last several years. It is bonded to the tooth and forms a smooth, strong barrier against plaque. Application is easy and painless, and is accomplished in just one visit.

Dental sealants are just one more tool you can use in defending your children’s teeth. If you would like to learn more about sealants or make an appointment with Drs. Tanya Peterson & Heidi Smith, please call our Burnsville, MN, office today. Give your kids the advantage against cavities and tooth decay they deserve.