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SEALANTS TO PROTECT YOUR CHILD´S TEETH

Sealants to protect your child´s teeth Sealants are one of the best ways to protect your child’s teeth. Sealants that are used on your child’s teeth are a clear or tooth colored coating (sealant) that is bonded to the chewing surfaces of your child’s molars and premolars. This forms a hard coating to protect your child from food and bacteria in the grooves in the teeth and causing decay. Children should have sealants to protect their molars and premolars, on average a typical toothbrush cannot get into the grooves of these teeth so it is crucial to protect them with sealants, otherwise their teeth can be exposed to bacteria and decay resulting in tooth loss or costly procedures. Many insurance companies will cover if not all, or most of the costs for sealants. A good age to bring your child in for sealants would be between 5-7 when their 6 year molars come in, and 11-14 when their 12 year [...]

By | February 5th, 2018|News|0 Comments

DENTAL SEALANTS – MY CHILD NEEDS THEM?

Dental sealants are a quick, easy, and relatively cheap solution for preventing cavities. Although the idea behind sealants is not new, they’re quickly becoming the go-to treatment for kids who need extra help in the dental department. WHAT ARE DENTAL SEALANTS? Sealants are a plastic material that is placed in the pits and fissures of the chewing surfaces of your teeth, particularly the molars at the back because toothbrushes can’t reach all the way into the grooves to clean well. WHO NEEDS DENTAL SEALANTS? Kids are notoriously bad brushers and tend to ignore the problem areas in the back of the mouth that lead to cavities and decay, making them the prime target market for sealants. (However, if adults have certain problem areas that could be cured with sealants, this could be an option for them too.) Those who are more susceptible to cavities and decay – whether that is because they are genetically prone to cavities, don’t have great [...]

By | July 28th, 2017|News|0 Comments

SEALANTS FOR CHILDREN

Sealants for children Sealants are one of the best ways to protect your child’s teeth. Sealants that are used on your child’s teeth are a clear or tooth colored coating (sealant) that is bonded to the chewing surfaces of your child’s molars and premolars. This forms a hard coating to protect your child from food and bacteria in the grooves in the teeth and causing decay. Children should have sealants to protect their molars and premolars, on average a typical toothbrush cannot get into the grooves of these teeth so it is crucial to protect them with sealants, otherwise their teeth can be exposed to bacteria and decay resulting in tooth loss or costly procedures. Many insurance companies will cover if not all, or most of the costs for sealants. A good age to bring your child in for sealants would be between 5-7 when their 6 year molars come in, and 11-14 when their 12 year molars erupt. As [...]

By | March 17th, 2017|News|0 Comments