Our pediatric dentist may recommend dental sealants when your child’s permanent teeth begin to come in. Sealants are a preventive treatment and work to keep your child’s teeth and smile healthy as they grow and develop. Call McMurphy Pediatric Dental today to make an appointment with Dr. Austin McMurphy and learn more about dental sealants in Biloxi and Ocean Springs, Mississippi.

Dental sealants are a type of preventive treatment designed to protect your child’s teeth from cavities and tooth decay. Sealants are made of a clear or tooth-colored resin material. This material is painted onto the chewing surfaces of your child’s molars to block out decay-causing bacteria, plaque and food debris. Sealants form a smooth coating over the tooth, covering the natural pits and grooves and making it easier for your child to keep their teeth clean with regular brushing and flossing.

Sealants are typically applied when the permanent molars come in, between the ages of 6 and 12. Sealants last for several years to provide long-term protection. This treatment can be completed in just a few minutes during your child’s regular dental visits.

For more information about dental sealants and to set up your child’s appointment with our caring pediatric dentist, please contact our office today.