Protect Your Child’s Smile with Hobbs Family Dental | Dentist in Conshohocken

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At Hobbs Family Dental in Conshohocken, we prioritize your child’s oral health and happiness. During your visit to our office, our experienced dentist may suggest a simple yet effective treatment: dental sealants. These sealants act as a shield against decay, ensuring your child’s smile remains bright and healthy for years to come.

Why Choose Sealants?

Dental sealants play a vital role in preventing tooth decay, especially in the back teeth where decay is most likely to occur. While sealants are commonly recommended for children and teens, adults can also benefit from this preventive measure.

Protecting Hard-to-Reach Areas

Back teeth pose a challenge when it comes to maintaining proper hygiene. Sealants offer a solution by preventing up to 80% of decay within the first two years alone. Even after four years, sealants continue to provide significant protection, reducing the risk of decay by as much as 50%. Studies show that children without sealants are more than three times as likely to develop tooth decay compared to those with sealants.

Timing Is Key

Your child’s first molars typically emerge around age 6, followed by the second set around age 12. It’s crucial to discuss with our dentist the best approach to preserving your child’s molars’ health. Sealants are most effective when applied as soon as the molars erupt, underscoring the importance of regular dental examinations to determine the optimal timing for sealant application.

A Simple Procedure

Sealant application is a straightforward process at Hobbs Family Dental, with minimal discomfort involved. We begin by thoroughly cleaning your child’s teeth before applying a special gel and then the sealant. A brief exposure to a small blue light hardens the sealant quickly, completing the procedure in just moments.

Addressing Concerns

Rest assured, sealants have no known side effects, and allergic reactions are exceedingly rare. However, if your child has allergies, it’s essential to inform our dentist for personalized care and peace of mind.

Maintain Ongoing Care

Sealants offer long-lasting protection, but regular dental visits are essential for monitoring their condition and your child’s overall oral health. If it’s been several years since your child’s sealant application, don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment with us for a comprehensive evaluation.

Protect Your Child’s Smile with Hobbs Family Dental

At Hobbs Family Dental, we’re committed to keeping your child’s smile healthy and bright. Remember to watch out for cold sores, cold or flu symptoms, and maintain a diligent brushing and flossing routine to ensure optimal oral health. For more tips on oral care or to schedule your next visit, contact our office today. Your child’s smile is our priority!

Hobbs Family Dental
Phone: 6105721168
612 Fayette Street Suite 2B
Conshohocken, PA 19428