Should my child continue to brush and floss after the dentist applies sealants?

Absolutely! Sealants only provide one layer of protection. The best way to protect your child’s teeth is to practice good home hygiene. Make sure your child is brushing, flossing and rinsing with a fluoride mouthwash. If they are unable to swish and spit, dip their toothbrush in the mouth rinse and brush onto the teeth. Avoid eating or drinking after brushing. Schedule dental cleanings every 6 months and offer your child healthy snacks and a balanced, nutritious diet.