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If you have younger kids, you’ve likely been asked by your dentist if you want to get them dental sealants. They’re often recommended at a young age, but why would your kids need – or want – them?

Well, that’s why we wrote this blog post. There are a ton of different reasons. Today, we’ll look at what just a few of those reasons are.

Protects against cavities
Our molars are the workhorse of the mouth. They do a large portion of the chewing, and they’re also the ones that a dentist will spend the most time fixing. Sealants act like insurances against these teeth, making sure they’re as guarded as possible.

Why are they recommended?
You’ll likely have Dr. Michael Ling and Associates recommend dental sealants if he thinks they’d improve the oral health of your kids. If your kids get their permanent molars in quickly, it’s even more necessary to get sealants to protect them.

They’re also recommended because molars tend to trap more food, debris, and plaque than other teeth. This is due to the fact that the surfaces of molars are grooved in order to better chew food. Obviously, this is where the food, debris, and plaque buildup in your mouth. Sealants close those grooves off, but not so much that they can’t still work to break down your food.

Here at Ling Family Dentistry in Blaine, Minnesota, we see a lot of different oral health situations. It’s likely that many of the more unpleasant ones could be avoided with dental sealants. We’re here to help and answer any questions you may have. Please call with anything at 763-784-1993. Drs. Michael Ling, Jodi Pope, Sarah Latterell, and Zachary Walgenbach are here for you!