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Dental Sealants – Castle Rock, CO

Give Your Child the Protection of Dental Sealants

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Nothing is more important than the health and development of your child’s smile. Unfortunately, there is a lingering risk that can harm their oral health. Tooth decay is the most chronic condition children in America face. In fact, it is more common than asthma. Although it is preventable, 42% of children under the age of 11 have had at least one cavity. You can reduce your child’s risk of tooth decay by as much as 81% with dental sealants in Castle Rock. At Castle Rock Smiles, Dr. Benzley will give your child an added layer of protection for a cavity-free smile.

Why are Dental Sealants Important?

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Every day your child’s teeth are bombarded by harmful sugars found in the foods and drinks they consume. When the sugars combine with their saliva, it turns into an acid that slowly eats away at their enamel until a small hole develops, called a cavity.

Although tooth decay can occur in any tooth, 90% of cavities form on the chewing surfaces of the molars. Children are prone to cavities because they lack the correct oral hygiene techniques necessary to remove food particles from the deep crevasses of the molars.

A dental sealant acts as a protective barrier between cavity-causing foods and their enamel to reduce their risk of tooth decay when applied by a pediatric dentist in Castle Rock.

Give Your Child the Protection of Dental Sealants

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Dr. Benzley can apply sealants to your child’s teeth during their routine preventive appointments. He recommends children between the ages of 6 and 14 have them applied to protect their teeth during the most cavity-prone years.

Applying dental sealants is a simple and pain-free treatment. After your child’s teeth are cleaned, Dr. Benzley applies an acidic solution to their teeth to ensure a strong bond between their enamel and the sealant. The clear plastic coating is painted on their teeth and cured with a special light. They blend in with their enamel, so no one will notice they are there.

Your child’s teeth can be protected from cavities for an average of 10 years with the sealants. They are durable to withstand everyday chewing; however, they can become damaged or fall off over time. To promote their longevity, it is best for your child to maintain their oral hygiene habits at home and visit our office twice a year for a cleaning and checkup. During their semi-annual appointment, Dr. Benzley checks their sealants to ensure they are undamaged. If one is compromised, he can easily replace it.

Encourage a Cavity-Free Smile

You can help keep your child’s smile cavity-free by encouraging a diet that is limited in sugars and starches. Besides brushing their teeth twice per day and flossing every night, do not forget to schedule their routine appointment every 6 months.

At Castle Rock Smiles, Dr. Benzley helps you nurture the development and health of your child’s smile thought preventive dental care. Contact our office today to learn more about the protection of dental sealants.

753 Maleta Ln #104, Castle Rock, CO 80108 (303) 660-5373