<h2>Why is a Dental Exam needed?</h2>
Problems found during dental exams can reduce the need of future dental procedures as your child matures. At our pediatric dental office in Carlsbad, CA, Dr. Chris Dixon will thoroughly check the health of your child’s mouth. He will examine their teeth, their gums, and even their glands. X-rays will be taken to check for cavities. Their gums will be inspected for periodontal diseases like gingivitis. Their teeth will be cleaned. Dr. Chris will explain to you about any problems he discovers and discuss with you a plan of treatment.

<h2>Why does your child need a Sealant?</h2>
Sealants are used to prevent further tooth decay. After a child’s permanent teeth grow in, they have an elevated risk of developing cavities. Dental sealants bond to their teeth to help prevent cavities. This protective layer will also make it easier for them to keep their teeth clean.

<h2>What makes your child a good candidate for Sealants?</h2>
Teeth naturally contain dips and grooves. Brushing your teeth does not always completely remove food out of these imperfections. It is advisable to have your child’s permanent teeth sealed for protection through their cavity prone years. Even children who still have baby teeth can have them sealed if they have deep depressions. The protection that dental sealants provide will help to ensure that they will last until their permanent teeth grow in.

<h2>What happens during the procedure for applying Sealants?</h2>
The procedure for applying dental sealant is simple and painless. At Peak Pediatric Dentistry, your child’s teeth are thoroughly cleaned. The teeth are then dried and roughened with an acid solution. After this, the teeth are rinsed and dried again. Then the sealant is brushed onto the tooth’s surface and allowed to harden.

<h4>If your child is in need of a dental exam, or you would like to inquire more about dental sealants, please contact our pediatric dental office in Carlsbad, CA today. One of our helpful staff members will be happy to assist you.</h4>