When a dentist recommends sealants for your kids, you may worry about the cost. Fortunately, they won’t break the bank if you have dental insurance. Learn about their benefits and how much dental sealants cost:
What are sealants?
Sealants are a thin, protective coating applied to the back teeth to prevent decay. They cover the enamel and seal the small spaces between the teeth. Sealants are shown to reduce decay in molars by almost 80%.
How much do dental sealants cost?
Dental sealants are a preventive treatment to stop cavities from forming, much like a dental cleaning. Since this treatment is preventive, they are often covered for little to no cost under your dental coverage plan.
Why are sealants important for kids?
Sealants are commonly applied to children’s teeth, but they can be beneficial for adults too. Molars begin coming in around the age of 6, so protecting them early will keep them healthy between the cavity-prone years of 6-14. Children who don’t get sealants have almost 3 times as many cavities, according to the CDC.
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More information on preventive dental care for kids:
• Why Kids Should Visit the Dentist Now
• Money-Saving Ways to Keep Young Smiles Healthy