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As parents, we take all kinds of extra precautions to keep our kids safe and healthy. And truly, they deserve every advantage they can get. One way to give your kids the edge in the battle against tooth decay is to get them dental sealants.

Cavities are more common in children than in adults, and many cavities occur in the back teeth (molars). Their rugged landscape both harbors food particles and accumulating plaque, and makes adequate cleaning with a toothbrush difficult. Children especially may not be the most proficient brushers, either. Dental sealants can protect these vulnerable teeth from decay.

A dental sealant is a thin layer of plastic painted onto the chewing surface of a tooth in order to protect it from developing cavities. It is strong and resilient against normal chewing activity, lasting several years. Since a tooth is susceptible to decay as soon as it erupts, dental sealants are appropriate for children as soon as their permanent teeth come in. Getting sealants is a quick, comfortable process. It can be completed in a single visit and is completely painless, but it can provide years of tough protection against decay.

At Grace Family Dental, we want to help your whole family have excellent oral health. Give Dr. Mundra a call today to learn more about preventive dental care and to see if sealants are a good choice for your child. Everyone in our Worcester, MA, office looks forward to seeing you!