What are sealants?
Sealants are a thin, protective coating applied to the back teeth to prevent decay. They cover the enamel and seal the top surface of the molar. 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 may be covered under your HDS dental plan.
Why are sealants important for kids?
Sealants are commonly applied to children’s teeth. Molars begin coming in around the age of 6 and 12, so protecting them early will keep them healthy between the cavity-prone years. Children who don’t get sealants have almost 3 times as many cavities, according to the CDC.
Ask your keiki’s doctor about sealants, they may be covered by your HDS dental plan.