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How Dental Sealants Protect Your Child's Smile

We teach our kids how to brush, floss, and practice overall proper oral hygiene. However, sometimes little ones need extra health keeping child smiletheir teeth in top-notch shape, and dental sealants can help.

With dental sealants from Crystal Dental Care here in Crystal, MN, you can put your child on the path to lifelong oral health. Led by family dentist Dr. Kimberlee Murphy, we can apply dental sealants to kids as young as six, and for adults too! Here's what to know about these protective coatings:

 

What are sealants?

Sealants are thin coatings for your molars, the back teeth that you use primarily for chewing your food. Molars are highly susceptible to tartar, cavities, and decay since they are harder to navigate with a toothbrush and floss. Generally tightly spaced, molars are also a hot spot for buildup of food particles which can develop into bacteria. To combat this, your Crystal, MN, family dentist places sealants on your child's molars to prevent food particles from getting stuck between the spaces in the first place.

 

How are sealants applied?

First, your family dentist will clean and rinse your child's teeth. Next, she will use an abrasive gel to lightly roughen up the surface, so that the sealants attach securely in place. Once the gel is rinsed off, a special light will be shone on the surface to cure the sealants. The procedure is pain-free and can be done in a single visit, making it perfect for busy parents and squirmy kids!

Taking care of sealants is no different than taking care of your teeth—your kids will simply need to continue to brush and floss like normal and have regular exams and deep cleanings at our Crystal office.

 

Interested? Give us a call

If you are looking for an easy way to boost your child's oral health, call Crystal Dental Care in Crystal, MN, at 763-537-3655 to make an appointment with your family dentist, Dr. Kimberlee Murphy.

Our Location

5640 W Broadway Ave Crystal, MN 55428-3510

Hours of Operation

Our Regular Schedule

Monday:

8:00 am-7:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

7:00 am-4:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-1:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

Testimonials

What Our Clients Say About Us

  • "This is a very professional place, but the atmosphere is so upbeat!!!! From the start of my interaction with the staff upon my leaving it was such a wonderful way to be treated. Everyone was so kind, caring, and considerate of my situation. They really put me at ease. The staff is Amazing!!!! I was overwhelmed by the experience. Thanks Crystal Dental Care!"
    Jon S.
  • "Michelle and Dr.Murphy were very helpful. Front desk ladies Tammy and I do apologize for forgetting the other ladies name, were so nice a welcoming. Everything was explained to me and I actually learn something regarding Diabetes and your oral health. Thanks again guys I will be back to get some treatments done in a few weeks."
    Shamika D.
  • "Great customer service! Wendy was so nice and super helpful with setting my appointment up and making sure I had all the right information. Thank you I will definitely refer everyone I know!"
    Queen A.
  • "Every staff member was kind and welcoming. I received clear and precise answers to all of my questions. Both the assistant and the dentist were gentle and respectful. I was given multiple options for a treatment plan with no pressure or up sales. It felt like affirming medical care. I’m looking forward to being a responsible and long term patient."
    Tobias B.
  • "Amy did a Fantastic job. She really put all of her skills in the cleaning. Probably the best cleaning I've ever had."
    Santos B.