Dental Tips Blog

Mar
13

Cavity Prevention With Dental Sealant

The surfaces of your child’s teeth, especially the molars, are filled with grooves and crevices that are difficult to keep clean. This provides a place for tiny food particles hide in. Unfortunately, children aren’t always the best tooth brushers anyway, giving the back teeth the perfect place for cavities to develop. As baby teeth give way to adult ones, it becomes even more important to protect your child’s smile from cavities.

Your Dentist Can Help!

With the assistance of your dentist and good oral hygiene habits, childhood cavities can often be avoided – especially when dental sealants are used. Sealants are a resin-based barrier that’s applied to the surface of a tooth. This protective coating fills in the grooves, so that tooth brushing is more effective. Studies show that dental sealants can reduce cavities by 86% after one year and 58% after four years.

Quick and Easy Cavity Protection

Applying dental sealants on your child’s teeth can conveniently be done during a routine visit with your dentist. This painless procedure involves….

  • Preparing The Tooth – Your dentist or hygienist will thoroughly clean the tooth. Them the surface of the tooth is lightly etched, to insure that the sealant can bond properly. Finally, the tooth is rinsed and dried.
  • Placing The Sealant – The dental sealant will be “painted” onto the tooth with a brush. After the coating material has been applied, a special light will be used to cure and bond the sealant for good.
  • You’re Done! –  Once your dental sealant has been placed and allowed to harden, your bite will be checked to insure that it’s still comfortable and correct.

Now you’re ready to enjoy your food, with a little extra protection to prevent future cavities. Request sealants during you or your child’s next checkup.

Posted on behalf of:
Crabapple Dental
12670 Crabapple Rd #110
Alpharetta, GA 30004
(678) 319-0123

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