When your child comes in for their checkup, we usually apply dental sealant to the chewing surfaces of their teeth. It’s a thin protective layer that helps prevent cavities. However, you may be wondering: how often do dental sealants need replacing?

If your child practices good oral care routines, including brushing twice daily and flossing once daily, and enjoys healthy nutritional choices, the sealants can last for up to ten years. During each cleaning and exam, we check for any signs of wearing and reapply if needed.

Want more information about how sealants work? Check out this video by the American Dental Association:

If your child needs a checkup, call Sprout and Bloom Pediatric Dentistry in Littleton, CO today at 720-637-1760 to schedule an appointment or schedule one online.