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As your child ages, their 20 primary teeth will gradually be lost to make room for the 32 permanent teeth that will serve them in adulthood. Preserving these teeth and preventing problems with gum disease when they are young, will go a long way toward providing their quality of life in their later years.

If their routine dental checkups at Landry Family and Orthodontic Dentistry reveal trapped bacterial deposits on the biting surfaces of their permanent molars and premolars out dentist might recommend a preventive treatment. In many of these cases dental sealants can be applied at the end of your child’s dental checkup to help prevent future cavities.

The process involves Dr. Cynthia Landry painting a special type of dental resin to the biting surfaces of their molars and premolars. Once this is done she will use an ultraviolet light to harden the dental sealants and bond them onto the underlying tooth enamel.

Dental sealants have a reputation for being very durable. Even with twice-daily brushing and the act of chewing food they can last up to ten years.

If you live in the Lepanto, Arkansas, area and you are concerned about the health of your child’s permanent teeth, you should call 870-493-3676 to schedule a dental checkup with dental sealants at Landry Family and Orthodontic Dentistry.