Dental Sealants for Children in Indianapolis and Fishers, IN
Our dentists can perform a variety of dental procedures for children beyond just dental cleanings and exams. We offer dental sealants to protect your child's teeth after their regular cleaning. Dental sealants are thin coatings that we brush on the chewing surfaces of your child’s molars or back teeth to protect against dental decay.
Call 317-932-7134 today to make an appointment with Children’s Dental Center. Our office is located at 9885 E. 116th Street, Suite 100, Fishers, IN 46037.
What are Dental Sealants?
While brushing and flossing are essential to prevent cavities, it is not always possible to clean every small part of your child's mouth. When it comes to children’s teeth, it can be hard to reach the back their mouth. Sealants can protect your children’s teeth from decay developing bacteria. You can relax knowing that sealants come from non-toxic resins. Children’s Dental Center paints the sealants onto the surface of the tooth. It is then cured using a UV light. Many sealants are even made with fluoride to further strengthen children’s teeth. Upon confirmation that the teeth are healthy, the sealant can be applied. The teeth are then cleaned, and a nontoxic chemical is applied to the teeth, slightly etching, or roughening the surface. The rough texture is small and does not change the tooth's appearance. This roughness allows the sealant to stay in place. The teeth are then dried, and we paint on the sealant. Children’s Dental Center has years of experience applying these sealants and evaluates the need for routine touch-ups at every cleaning.
How Can A Dental Sealant Help My Child?
Dental sealants can be of great benefit to protecting your child’s teeth. Research has found that 4 out of 5 cavities in children happen on the biting surfaces of molars. The CDC found that children without sealants are three times more likely to have cavities. We recommend applying sealants to a child who is high risk for dental decay or with deep grooves that are hard to clean.
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The mission at Children's Dental Center is to build a dental home valuing prevention, early detection, and treatment of dental disease in children.
The Life Expectancy and Any Side Effects
Sealants do require maintenance and patients should avoid eating sticky chewing foods to prolong the success of the sealant. Many insurance plans will cover sealants, but it does depend on your plan. Please ask any of our team members about sealants during your next visit.
Why Consider Children’s Dental Center
We have an experienced pediatric staff. Our specialty is working with children and providing high quality dental care to each patient. Your child can be fidgety and have a hard time sitting still during dental procedures. Our staff knows that children can feel nervous, so we focus on creating an experience that is calming and enjoyable. We are patient and kind and will take the time to talk with your child. Our staff will make sure and explain the procedure to your child to put them at ease. We have been applying sealants for many years and have the expertise to provide your child with a high-quality solution.
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The mission at Children's Dental Center is to build a dental home valuing prevention, early detection, and treatment of dental disease in children. Our goal is to provide a pleasant visit to the dental office promoting the establishment of trust and confidence in children that lasts a lifetime. Our vision is to serve as the premier provider of patient focused dental care for infants, children and teens through compassion, skill, and teamwork. Call 317-932-7134 today to make an appointment with Children’s Dental Center. Our office is located at 9885 E. 116th Street, Suite 100, Fishers, IN 46037. Let us keep your child healthy together.
Meet Dr. Edwards
MICHELLE H. EDWARDS, DDS, MSD
Indianapolis Pediatric Dentist Dr. Edwards helps families set the stage for a life-long commitment to oral health in a friendly and approachable manner. She provides a pleasant visit to the dental office, promoting trust and confidence in young patients that lasts a lifetime.