Orlando Dental Sealants Help Teeth Resist Decay
One of the dental services we provide children is dental sealant treatment to help protect the chewing surfaces of the teeth against decay. A cavity is most likely to develop on a chewing surface of a tooth due to the tiny grooves which are present. These grooves are known as “pits and fissures” and they provide decay-causing bacteria with the optimal conditions in which to grow. These dark & moist tiny grooves are also where bits of food become trapped which if not removed, can lead to tooth decay.
What Are Dental Sealants?
Dental sealants are transparent coatings made of a plastic resin material that work by smoothing out the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. This helps the teeth resist decay. When the back teeth are sealed, your child will most likely avoid getting cavities on these teeth to help him or her avoid the associated pain and the need for treatment while you can enjoy not having to pay for the treatment he or she needs.
Caring for Sealed Teeth
Taking good care of your child’s sealed teeth is no different than caring for unsealed teeth. Just be sure your child does a consistently great job of brushing and flossing and that he or she visits our Orlando pediatric dentistry practice for professional cleanings every six month. During these appointments, we will check the sealants for any wear and tear. You can expect the sealants to last for approximately 10 years. During this time, your child can enjoy a much lower risk for developing tooth decay for a healthier and happier smile!
The majority of decay on back teeth starts in the grooves and pits of chewing surfaces, especially during the first few years after their eruption. Sealing these surfaces with composite resins prevents this kind of decay.
Sealants are one of the most effective methods of preventing decay on the surfaces where they are placed. Although it is still a possibility that decay may develop on surfaces in between teeth, sealants significantly reduce the overall chance of having cavities.
We ensure the parents of our patients that their children will receive the best quality dental and orthodontic care delivered by a fantastic team of professionals in our kid-friendly environment.
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