Advanced Dental Care of Shady Road
3040 SW 27th Avenue, Suite 101, Ocala, FL 34471

How Dental Sealants can Seal the Deal on your Child’s Dental Protection

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As a parent, you want to protect your child’s dental health and save them from any problems. One of the best ways to accomplish this is with the protection of dental sealants. Discover how these sealants can keep your child’s smile healthy.

The Story on Sealants

Dental sealants are plastic coatings that are placed directly onto the chewing surfaces of teeth. They are applied into the grooves of the tooth, where plaque can often get trapped. Since it’s hard for toothbrushes to clean within these grooves, this plaque can turn into tooth decay. But covering these grooves with dental sealants can prevent this problem by forming a barrier against plaque. That’s why family dentistry experts recommend sealants for dental protection.

The Prescription for Prevention

Not every child needs dental sealants, but most kids receive them because they offer protection from tooth decay. The only way to know if sealants can help your child is through a dental examination with a family dentistry specialist. Children usually receive them between the ages of six and 12, and sealants are applied as soon as their permanent molars appear. If a tooth already has a filling, then it won’t need a dental sealant because its chewing surface is already covered. But if dental sealants are recommended for your child, be assured that the process is simple, safe, painless, and doesn’t require any drilling. Sealants are also economical because they can save you the cost of corrective treatment and there are many affordable dentists in Ocala who perform the procedure.

The First Choice for Lasting Dental Defense

Dental sealants typically stay effective for around four years, but many last up to ten years. Once sealants are applied, your family dentistry specialist needs to examine them during your child’s regular check-ups to ensure that they’re in good condition and make any needed repairs. If one of your child’s sealants gets chipped or comes off, it will need to reapplied to ensure that the tooth is protected. With one of the affordable dentists in Ocala, you can save your child’s smile without spending a lot on protection.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Ocala, call Advanced Dental Care of Shady Road today at (352) 433-4934 or make an appointment.

Advanced Dental Care offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Ocala. With 21 affiliated practices throughout Florida, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Advanced Dental Care of Shady Road, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Advanced Dental Care of Shady Road.

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