What dental sealants represent is an added degree of prevention and protection for your child from the ravages of tooth decay and cavities. Anything that is safe and effective should be considered as a useful method, and here at Pediatric Dental Associates of Southbury, we are committed to using all the options at our disposal to keep your child’s teeth intact.
Treating tooth decay is not nearly as efficient as putting a stop to it before it can form one or more cavities. Where cavities are, toothaches, infections, and early tooth loss may follow. Our dentistry for kids 06488 recommends that all prevention begin with the foundation for good nutrition and a close watch on how much sugar your child consumes. Sugar leads to the formation of the bacterial film known as dental plaque, which is the reason for erosion of tooth enamel in the first place. Sugar isn’t always in obvious places like cookies, candy, and soda. It can also be in condiments, bottled salad dressings, and even cereals that you assume are free of sugar (always check labels). Fortunately, you can be sure that most of the plaque that grows on your child’s teeth is removed with daily brushing and flossing. For best results, brushing should be done first thing in the morning, last thing at night, and after meals. In addition to cleanings every six months, the benefit of dental sealants is that they create a barrier between the chewing surface of your child’s teeth and the bacteria that threatens them. Our dentistry for kids 06488 assures you that it’s a simple process, in which liquid plastics are applied to her or his teeth and then hardened. The sealants shield those hard to reach crevices where bacteria can otherwise get to and cause havoc.
Set up an appointment for your child with our dentistry for kids 06488 so that he or she can take advantage of dental sealants as soon as possible.