While no dental services are currently available to replace the effectiveness of thorough, twice daily, brushing and flossing for healthy teeth and gums, during your child’s next dental examination you may want to discuss the opportunity for your child to receive a treatment to help prolong the health of their teeth by avoiding tooth decay. Among the many dental services provided at TruCare Dental, our Albuquerque pediatric dentist, is dental sealants. A dental sealant is typically applied to the surface of teeth, especially the back teeth or molars, as a preventative measure against cavities. While this service is especially encouraged for children between the ages of 6 – 14 due to the higher rate of cavities at these ages, dental sealants may be appropriate for patients of a variety of ages.
At TruCare Dental, our Albuquerque pediatric dentist we will first perform a comprehensive dental exam to ensure your child’s teeth are free of decay and cavities before determining their candidacy for receiving dental sealants. Next, we will conduct an in-depth consultation with you and your child to explain the procedure and its benefits. Prior to the application of a sealant, we will typically first prep the teeth to allow the sealant to completely bond with the tooth. Finally, the sealant is painted on to the tooth and allowed to harden. Your child will still need to receive regular dental examinations and professional cleanings, however, the dental sealant may last up to 10 years.
To schedule a convenient appointment for your child with our Albuquerque pediatric dentist at TruCare Dental, please feel free to contact us either via our website or by calling our office at (505)369-0074. A concerned and well trained professional staff member from TruCare Dental will also be able to assist you with a variety of pre-appointment concerns including acceptable insurance plan information and other methods of payment. Our family friendly team are focused on your comfort and can also provide a number of additional general and restorative dental services for patients of all ages. We look forward to keeping all of the members of your families smile’s healthy, brilliant and dazzling for years to come.