Your child’s first dental exam at Felton Dental Care should occur when the first teeth are in, usually around one year of age. During your child’s first check-up at our Missoula office, we can discuss sealants, a clear layer of plastic applied to the grooved surfaces of the teeth.
Sealants protect the teeth and prevent cavities by filling in the crevasses where food particles can get caught and breed harmful bacteria They are especially effective in the back teeth where most cavities occur.
The application process takes only one short visit at Felton Dental Care. The teeth are cleaned and dried, and then liquid sealant is applied to teeth and hardened: it’s quick and painless. Your child will be able to eat right after the appointment.
Sealants are covered by most Montana dental insurance plans. For Lolo parents who pay out-of-pocket, sealants are still cost-effective considering the cavities and future visits that can be avoided. Some Montana dental insurance plans have age limitations for sealants. Check your policy if you are unsure of the qualifications. Felton Dental Care typically recommends having sealants applied as early as possible.
If properly cared for, Felton Dental Care sealants can last for many years, protecting your child during the most cavity-prone ages.
Diligent oral hygiene and refraining from biting into hard objects are essential and will help the sealants last longer. Brett Felton will inspect the sealants during routine dental visits and recommend re-application or repair if necessary.
Sealants, brushing and flossing, a balanced diet, and twice-yearly Felton Dental Care dental visits are critical for pediatric dental health. For more details about sealants, contact Felton Dental Care today.
Dr. Brett Felton
Felton Dental Care
Serving Missoula since 2007
Smile, You’re Going to the Dentist