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How Long Do Dental Sealants Last?

August 24, 2022
Posted By: Jerger Pediatric Dentistry

Dental sealants are an excellent option for protecting your little one's smile from tooth decay and cavities. Children often have more difficulty brushing and flossing their teeth properly because of their developing coordination, and dental sealants provide extra protection from developing cavities.

A dental sealant is a thin plastic coating that Dr. Jerger applies to the chewing surface of your son or daughter's molars. He typically recommends this procedure for kids around the age of seven or eight years old whose molars have all come in. The coating fills in the pits and grooves of your tooth so that bacteria and acids can't enter and erode the enamel of their teeth.

Sealants gradually wear away, but they do tend to last for five to seven years, getting your child to a place in life where they'll have better-developed brushing and flossing skills that will protect their teeth into the future. Even better, most dental insurances provide coverage for dental sealants as they're considered a preventive treatment, which means minimal out-of-pocket cost for you.

If you're interested in learning about dental sealants in Decatur, IL, we encourage you to contact our pediatric dental office at (217) 875-3080.

Smile of the Month Club

Your team at Jerger Pediatric Dentistry would like to take this opportunity to congratulate our Smiles of the Month for July 2022! We are so proud of the children who work hard each month to brush and floss their teeth to combat sugar bugs and cavities successfully! In addition, these kids work hard each month to keep their teeth clean and cavity-free! Take a look at July's cavity-free children:

Congratulations again to our July Smile of the Month achievers! If it's time for your son or daughter's next dental visit, contact our pediatric dental office in Decatur, IL, at (217) 875-3080 to schedule.

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