that offers an effective option in the fight against tooth decay. We encourage you to consider some compelling reasons to agree to this treatment.
Your Child’s Skills Are Still Developing
Your little one may brush and floss every day, a feat for which you should feel proud. Or, your child may occasionally forget. Regardless of frequency, even excellent brushing habits may miss dental plaque. This is true for adults, as well. However, because your child is still developing effective skills, hard-to-reach back teeth typically become quite vulnerable to cavity development. Dental sealants may help, which will protect your son or daughter’s comfort and long-term oral health.
The Procedure Is Simple, Comfortable, and Long-Lasting
We will gently clean your child’s back teeth before applying the sealant. A dental sealant is simply a thin layer of plastic – nearly undetectable to your naked eye – that we paint over back teeth. Once applied, we may use a special light to harden the sealant. Even more exciting? Those sealants may last for up to 10 years, offering your little one truly long-lasting protection against plaque.
A Dental Sealant Is A Barrier
This thin layer of protection acts as a barrier, protecting the tooth that lies beneath. Dental plaque adheres to everyone’s teeth everyday. While the bacteria within plaque digest the carbohydrates they consume in your mouth, they release acids. These acids weaken tooth enamel, which may eventually lead to the development of a hole known as a cavity. Because the sealant prevents plaque from sitting on dental tissue, it may effectively stop the formation of a cavity and the need for restorative treatments, like fillings.
ABOUT YOUR RIVERSIDE DENTISTS:
Interested in receiving comprehensive dental care? Then contact Dental Associates of Riverside at (951) 369-1001 today. Our family dentist office serves patients throughout Riverside County, including Corona, Temecula, and Moreno Valley.