What You Can Do to Prevent Cavities for Your Children

Dental sealants for kids

Every parent knows that there are limitations on your ability to control your child’s actions and their environment. Getting them to brush their teeth is sometimes a chore in itself. Limiting their intake of sugary snacks may be feasible at home, but often it isn’t once they leave your sight.

But you aren’t powerless to fight cavities for your children. At Wood Creek Dental, we offer dental sealants to protect your child’s teeth. Dental sealants coat the biting surfaces of molars to protect them from decay.  They have been shown to lower the risk of cavities in children’s permanent teeth by 76%.

Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that only around 40% of children aged 6 to 11 are getting dental sealants to protect their teeth. For children aged 6 to 11, 21% of them developed cavities in their permanent teeth, and for children aged 12 to 19, 58% developed cavities in their permanent teeth. Widespread use of dental sealants could significantly lower those numbers.

Would you like to learn more about dental sealants and whether they are the right choice to protect your children’s teeth from cavities? Call Wood Creek Dental today at our Greenville office at 864-288-5300 or our Landrum office at 864-457-3425 to schedule your appointment.

We welcome pediatric patients throughout Greenville, Landrum, Simpsonville, and the entire Upstate South Carolina area.


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