The advantages of dental sealants

Pediatric Dentist Michelle Kelman, DDS, shares advice for parents on the benefits that dental sealants provide for preventing cavities in children's teeth
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The advantages of dental sealants

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Sealants are highly recommended by pediatric dentists. Since sealants have come around, there has been an 80 percent decrease in the amount of cavities found on children's back teeth. A sealant is basically, a cover for the back molars and the pre-molars, if your child has them; and it goes into the grooves and the fissures of the teeth. Basically, food can just slip off of the tooth because the sealant has covered all the grooves and the food won't get stuck there. Sealants are resin based, and are applied by a variety of different methods based on the type of sealant that your pediatric dentist is using. It can be placed on the primary teeth, the baby teeth, if the fissures are significant. Most likely and most often, it's placed on permanent teeth that has those deep valleys that, unfortunately, if food gets stuck in them, can lead to cavities.

Pediatric Dentist Michelle Kelman, DDS, shares advice for parents on the benefits that dental sealants provide for preventing cavities in children's teeth

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Michelle Kelman, DDS

Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Michelle M. Kelman is a specialist in pediatric and adolescent dentistry for healthy children and children with complex medical history. Dr. Michelle is on the Pediatric Surgical Team and Craniofacial Team at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and on faculty at the UCLA School of Dentistry, Pediatrics. Dr. Michelle has lectured internationally and taught continuing education courses on topics including pediatric patient behavior management and advancements in pediatric dentistry. These advancements include everything from equipment technology to introducing complementary and alternative therapies for your child's health needs. Active in the community, Dr. Michelle has offered numerous pediatric oral healthcare presentations to community groups, professional organizations and various healthcare professionals around the country with a special emphasis on pediatric behavior management and dental treatment using both traditional and natural methods for children with various medical conditions.

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