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Caring for your pearly whites is the first step in having a healthy smile. Dental sealants can help keep vulnerable teeth extra safe. The dental sealants that are painted onto your child’s back teeth are thin barriers that prevent the oral plaque and bacteria from forming cavities.

Here at Mira Mesa Dental Care, we encourage you to remind your child that these dental sealants are only protecting the biting surfaces of the teeth. The enamel on the sides of the teeth and the areas between teeth are still just as vulnerable to tooth decay as the rest of the teeth in their mouth, which means that they still need to be thoroughly cleaned.

It’s important that your child maintains their daily oral hygiene routine of brushing twice a day and flossing once a day. They should not be afraid to brush the biting surfaces of their back teeth. The dental sealant material is designed to be durable and it won’t easily fray by simple brushing techniques.

If you have questions about your child’s new dental sealants and how to best include them in their daily oral hygiene routine, you can call Mira Mesa Dental Care at 858-457-7747 for a consultation with your dentist, Dr. Rossana T. Alfonso. Our friendly and caring dental team is here to help you in any way we can, and we look forward to your phone call!