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While taking your children to the dentist, you may have overheard the term dental sealants. If you don’t know what these are, we’ll explain that in just a few moments. However, a lot of parents question whether or not their children really need sealants and if they work.

The truth is that, for children whom it’s seen as necessary, Dr. Lois Lee highly recommends sealants. Let’s see why she feels that way.

What are sealants?

Sealants are simply a plastic-like substance that’s inserted into the deep grooves and fissures in your children’s molars. Filling these fissures and grooves with a substance that doesn’t allow food, debris, or plaque to build up in them almost certainly wipes out the possibility of getting a cavity in a molar.

Do they really work?

Most pediatric dentists highly recommend sealants for your children. This is because they’ve been proven through time to be an effective method of cavity prevention as your children lose their baby teeth and grow adult ones.

Sealants really do help prevent cavities, which will save you quite a bit of money in the long run if you don’t have to pay for fillings in any of your childrens’s baby teeth.

To learn more about sealants or to schedule an appointment to see if your kids are a fit for them, call us today at (425) 361-0842.