A Child’s Dentist Is as Important as a Pediatrician
The comfortable environment we maintain for our young patients is important in helping to instill good dental hygiene early in life. Children’s teeth are more susceptible to cavities as they do not always brush well. We advise parents to observe them so they brush properly. As kids tend to eat throughout the day, their teeth are exposed more often to the acid produced from food, which can result in more cavities. Making sure they develop proper dental habits can help to reduce the occurrence of cavities.
Sealants Can Prevent Child Tooth Decay
Even thorough brushing may not clean all the grooves in a child’s back teeth. When acids and bacteria form plaque, tooth decay will start. When there is decay in a tooth, it has permanent damage that needs a filling or crown. With today’s advancements in dental technology, we can keep this from happening. One application of dental sealants is a preventive treatment we highly recommend for your children.
This is how it is applied to teeth:
After your child’s teeth are cleaned and sterilized, a clear sealant is applied. A curing light is used to bond the sealant to the teeth. This is a quick and easy procedure that takes only a few minutes with no shots or drills necessary. The entire tooth remains intact and the sealant is invisible. This is one of the best preventive treatments to preserve a child’s or adolescent’s teeth.
Your entire family deserves a healthy smile! Give us a call today at (734) 455-2890 to schedule a visit for everyone.