The dental sealants applied to your child’s molars and premolars by Dr. Jonathan Hwang are essentially a thin film of durable plastic resin that serves as a barrier to prevent the bacteria from stuck-on plaque and residual food particles from fostering tooth decay.
Dr. Jonathan Hwang wants you and your child to remember that these dental sealants are only protecting the biting surfaces of the teeth The enamel on the sides of the teeth and the areas between them are still just as vulnerable to tooth decay, as the rest of the teeth in their mouth. As such they also need to be thoroughly cleaned.
It’s important that your child maintains their daily oral hygiene routine of brushing and flossing twice a day. This should also include all of the surfaces of their back teeth, and floss behind their last molar. They should also brush the biting surfaces that are protected with the dental sealants. The resin material is designed to be durable and won’t easily be removed by simple brushing.
If you have questions about your child’s new dental sealants and how to best include them as a part of their daily oral hygiene routine, please feel free to call Dr. Jonathan Hwang to set up a consultation session.