Pasadena, Texas Kids Dentist
Dentistry for children begins at an early age. Your child’s first exam at our Pasadena Texas Dental office should take place when the first teeth are in, usually between six months and one year of age. This first visit is mainly to talk to the parent about their child’s home care.
When it is appropriate, we will discuss sealants, a clear layer of plastic applied to the grooved surfaces of the teeth.
Sealants protect the teeth and prevent cavities by filling in the grooves where food particles can get caught and breed harmful bacteria. They are especially effective in the back teeth where most cavities occur.
The application process takes only one short visit at our dental office. The teeth are cleaned, dried, and then liquid sealant is applied to teeth and hardened: it’s quick and painless. Your child will be able to eat right after the appointment.
If properly cared for, sealants can last for many years, protecting your child during the most cavity-prone ages.