How To Shield Teeth From Harmful Decay
Valentine’s Day isn’t the only important event happening this month. It’s also Children’s Dental Health Month. The American Dental Association has designated February to promote good oral health among children. Whether you have a child in your life or not, now is an excellent time to evaluate the state of your oral health. Many of us are concerned about the state of our teeth and our family members’ teeth. We offer a treatment that is designed to protect teeth from cavities and decay. Although it is primarily used for children, it can also be beneficial to adults. Read on to learn more about this treatment and whether it would be of interest to your family.
What are Dental Sealants?
With Children’s Dental Health Month upon us, now is an excellent time to evaluate the state of your oral health, whether you have children in your home or not. If it has been longer than six months since you or your family members’ last oral hygiene visit, now is a great time to schedule an appointment. During this visit, we will pay close attention to the health of your teeth and check for any signs of decay.
You may be surprised to learn that tooth decay is one of the most common chronic diseases affecting children in the United States. This is one of the reasons we are so passionate about regular visits for our adult patients and our young patients as well. To help protect teeth, there is a simple treatment that can be extremely beneficial. A dental sealant is a clear coating that is brushed on the back molars, with particular attention to the deep grooves and lines on the biting surface. These sealants act like a protective shield by fending off decay and inhibiting the development of cavities. They are used during the critical stages of growth and development to reduce the likelihood of decay developing. Although it is not as common, sealants can be used on adults who have never had cavities or dental work done on their back molars.
If you are interested in learning more about sealants for you or a loved one, be sure to contact our office in Spring Hill, FL. We can answer all of your questions and schedule your next hygiene examination appointment. We look forward to seeing you soon!