Considering dental sealants for your child? At Zhao Dental, Dr. Shirley Zhao DDS may recommend sealants during your child’s visit to our office. Sealants provide a protective layer against decay, and understanding the procedure is crucial for your child’s oral health.

Why Get Sealants?

Sealants play a vital role in preventing tooth decay, particularly in the back teeth where decay is more likely to occur. While sealants are commonly recommended for children and teens, adults can also benefit from them.

When Should You Get Them?

Your child’s first molars typically appear around age 6, with the second set around age 12. It’s best to discuss with us the ideal timing for sealants to keep your child’s molars healthy. Applying sealants as soon as the molars erupt is most effective.

What Should I Expect?

Sealants are a straightforward procedure with minimal discomfort. We start by thoroughly cleaning your child’s teeth, then apply a special gel, followed by the sealant. A blue light is used to harden the sealant quickly.

What Concerns Should I Have?

Sealants have no significant side effects, and allergic reactions are rare. However, inform us of any allergies your child has. We’ll discuss the best course of action.

Next Steps

Sealants can last for years before needing reapplication. Regular visits to our office allow Dr. Shirley Zhao DDS to monitor the condition of the sealants and your child’s teeth. If it’s been several years since your child had sealants, schedule an appointment with us to assess if reapplication is necessary.

For more advice on maintaining healthy teeth or questions about dental sealants, don’t hesitate to contact Zhao Dental. Dr. Shirley Zhao DDS and our team are here to help you keep your family’s smiles bright and healthy.

Zhao Dental
Phone: (925) 462-7117
5720 Stoneridge Mall Rd STE 200
Pleasanton, CA 94588