Plan your child’s first visit to the pediatric dentist within six months after the eruption of the first tooth, but not later than the first birthday. Consider it as a “well-baby-checkup” for your child’s first teeth. By age seven, every child must receive and orthodontic evaluation.
We will clean the tooth first and then apply a mild acid solution to ‘etch’ the surface and make it easier for the pit and fissure sealant to stick. The whole procedure is quick and painless. Keeping the area dry and away from your saliva during the application is very important. If the tooth gets wet, the sealant might not stick properly. Once everything is ready, we ‘paint’ the sealant right over the pits and fissures on the tooth surface. A special kind of light cures the sealant and makes it ready for use.