I brought my 7 year old son to our family dentist for a routine cleaning and check-up and to have sealants put on his back teeth. However, the dentist refused to do sealants. He said it is not advisable to perform sealants on a primary teeth because it would be difficult to detect cavities on a tooth that had been sealed. He also added that putting sealants on younger children is difficult and does not guarantee success because they have too much saliva. He personally is just leaving his kids without it and will just fill any cavities that may come. I thought sealants are safer and easier than waiting for and have them filled later. He also said they come out really easily but I've read sealants will take 2-4 years on the average to stay in. Should I go and look for a dentist who recommends sealants for children? Please shed some light on this for me.
Thanks a lot.