Is your child struggling with hard-to-clean areas in their mouth? We have a solution! In our office, we offer sealants and fluoride as ways to improve the dental health of our guests. Children who take advantage of these options can decrease their chances of getting cavities as they improve their dental cleaning techniques. We offer our services to residents in or around Trussville, AL. If you would like to get your child started with fluoride treatments or apply sealants for their teeth, schedule an appointment at our office, online today!
The use of dental sealants is an incredible way to fight off food debris and decay from invading the surface of your child’s teeth. A sealant is applied to the surfaces of our guests’ molars, which are the back teeth in their mouths that often have deep grooves and pits. Your child may have difficulty brushing effectively in these spots because of the shape of the teeth. Sealants are a thin plastic coating that is painted onto the tops of these teeth. Once dried, it acts as a barrier of protection that separates decay-causing bacteria from the tooth. Your child’s dentist will examine their sealants at each appointment to determine whether repairs are needed. Sealants can last for many years if properly cared for.
Treatments containing fluoride can protect against decay and, in some cases, can even reverse the development of a small cavity! Fluoride is a mineral present in toothpaste, mouthwash, and even drinking water. Providing protection to the tooth’s outer layer, the mineral helps the tooth’s structure by fighting off decay. During the dental appointment, if any weak spots are noticed in your child’s teeth, our team may recommend fluoride treatment to strengthen their enamel.
Providing Your Child Protection Against Decay
The last thing you want is for your child to get cavities, and we want to give them the best chance to avoid them. With dental sealants and fluoride, your child has the opportunity to protect their teeth while they are still learning about oral care. This gives them more opportunities to maintain a healthy smile while they practice brushing and flossing techniques! We can assure you that your child is in great hands when they visit our Trussville, AL office. You can book your child’s next visit online today to start them on the right track of oral health care!