One Simple Treatment Can Save Your Child’s Smile | Dr. Regina Chan

Welcome to Smile Loft Dentistry, where Dr. Regina Chan and our team are dedicated to providing top-notch dental care for your family, including recommending dental sealants for your child’s oral health.

Why Choose Dental Sealants?
At Smile Loft Dentistry, we understand the importance of preventing tooth decay. Dental sealants act as a protective shield against decay, particularly on the back teeth where decay often occurs. While children and teens are primary candidates for sealants, adults can also benefit from this treatment.

Dr. Regina Chan often recommends sealants because they can prevent up to 80% of decay within the first two years, and continue to provide protection, preventing as much as 50% of decay after four years. Children without sealants are more than three times as likely to develop tooth decay than those with sealants.

When Should You Consider Sealants?
Typically, a child’s first molars emerge around age 6, with the second set appearing around age 12. It’s important to discuss with Dr. Regina Chan the best time to apply sealants to keep molars healthy. Sealants are most effective when applied as soon as molars emerge, and regular examinations with our dentist will help determine the ideal timing.

What to Expect During the Procedure
Getting sealants at Smile Loft Dentistry is a simple and painless process. We start by thoroughly cleaning your child’s teeth, then apply a special gel. After cleaning off the gel, we apply the sealant and use a small blue light to harden it quickly.

Potential Concerns
Sealants are generally safe with no side effects, and allergic reactions are extremely rare. However, if your child has any allergies, be sure to discuss them with Dr. Regina Chan so we can choose the best approach.

Next Steps
Sealants can last for years before needing reapplication. Regular visits to Smile Loft Dentistry allow Dr. Regina Chan to monitor the condition of the sealants and your child’s teeth. If you’re unsure whether your child’s sealants need to be reapplied, schedule an appointment with us.

For more information on maintaining healthy teeth and questions about dental sealants, don’t hesitate to contact Smile Loft Dentistry. We’re here to keep your family’s smiles bright and healthy.

Smile Loft Dentistry
Phone: 480-581-8020
652 E Warner Rd Suite 101
Gilbert, AZ 85296