February 25, 2017
Care of Sealants
At Jet Set Smiles, Dr. Patel offers a treatment for your child called “sealants,” which provide a thin, protective layer over the chewing surface of your child’s teeth. These cover the small pits in the teeth, which can minimize the risk for cavities. Sealants are not a complete cavity-prevention solution, since they only cover the top area of the teeth, leaving the sides and between the teeth still at risk for cavities. Eating ice or hard candy can break the sealant, and proper dental hygiene guidelines should still be followed with regular visits to Jet Set Smiles, daily teeth brushing, daily flossing, and a good diet.