Preventive Dental Care in Alabaster-Birmingham
At each preventive visit, Dr. Zanthos and our Dental Hygienists will check your child's teeth and may recommend dental sealants to help prevent tooth decay.
A Dental Sealant is a plastic coating that is painted onto the chewing surface of a tooth to seal deep pits and grooves that can be an entry point for decay-causing bacteria. They are most commonly placed on permanent first and second molars, and may be recommended for other teeth if they have extremely rough surfaces or deep pits.
No drills or numbing required!
Sealants create a smooth surface that is easier to keep clean and can last for years; they are a great preventive procedure for children to help protect permanent teeth. They are a cornerstone of our children's dentistry preventive program. Kids and parents especially love them because we can place them without drilling or anesthetic!
We will check your child’s sealants at your regular preventive visits, and can re-apply the sealant material if necessary.
Creating happy, healthy dental visits for your child is the key to maintaining proper oral health for a lifetime.Contact us to learn more about our recommendations for caring for your child's smile.