Tooth decay is the most common chronic childhood disease in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. To protect your child’s smile, our Cascade and Grand Haven dentists may recommend dental sealants. Like the name suggests, dental sealants cover the crevices of your child’s molars (back teeth).

Benefits of Sealants

While dental sealants are more commonly recommended for children, dental sealants for adults are also available. Our dentist may recommend you get a tooth sealant if you are prone to getting cavities. Deep pits and fissures in your molars can fill up with food particles and plaque, increasing your risk for tooth decay. Fortunately, our dentists can prevent cavities with dental sealants.

Molars are often neglected during teeth brushing because they are farther to reach. For this reason, your child’s pediatric dentist may recommend one or more tooth sealants. Baby teeth are just as important as their permanent counterparts because they help establish the foundation for good oral health. Reducing your child’s risk of tooth decay also helps them maintain healthy gums.

Get Quality Dental Care

Our West Michigan family dentists provide quality dental care to patients of all ages. With five convenient West Michigan locations, we have the capability of handling all of your family's dental needs. Call MI Smiles Dental Grand Haven at (616) 842-1188, MI Smiles Dental Cascade at (616) 974-4990, MI Smiles Comstock Park at (616) 784-3515, or MI Smiles Grand Rapids at (616) 942-2870 today, or schedule your appointment online.