Dental Sealants, main keys to save your teeth!
Children’s health is always an important issue for their parents and having healthy good teeth is necessary for your child’s well-being. It is important to pay attention to the baby teeth of your child and take care of their permanent teeth for them to have a long healthy journey as they grow up.
The risk of tooth decay for children
It is a surprising fact that about 40 percent of children get dental cavities by the time they turn six. There are many factors causing this problem such as inappropriate oral hygiene habits, sweet snacks and genetics.
We do know that baby teeth are very important in formation of your child’s skeleton and they are the ones on top of adult teeth that will come out later in life so we need to make sure their baby teeth are kept healthy.
On the other hand, health of the permanent or adult teeth is more essential than baby teeth as adult teeth are the ones we live with for the rest of our life. One solution is choosing dental sealants for the permanent molars to lower the chance of getting tooth decay.
Protect the whole tooth with dental sealants
Generally, all the molars have Grooves and curves between their peaks and due to them being narrow it can be hard to clean these spots properly. If the grooves are not cleaned properly food retains in them and will cause cavities. These fissures or grooves are the main parts of the tooth for chewing so there is a higher chance that food gets stuck there.
You don’t need to worry about this if these grooves are sealed. Dental sealant materials are strong enough to save your teeth. Sealing material acts as a mask not to allow bacteria and pieces of food in those deep parts of the tooth. Dental Sealant does not replace the brushing, flossing, or Dental Scaling processes but it improves the strength of the tooth to resist getting decay from food bacteria.
The best time for dental sealant treatment is when your child reaches the sixth year of their life and right after the first adult molars come up. It is better for the teeth to get this treatment as soon as possible before those cavity-causing bacteria reside on the deep grooves of the tooth.
An easy treatment
The good feature of dental sealant which makes it even more popular is how easy, fast, and painless they are. The procedure includes the brushing and cleaning the teeth, blowing dry with air, coating the deep grooves of the molars with clear Fluoridated plastic material, and finally hardening it with LED light.
Another advantage of the sealants is the long period of five to fifteen years lasting. Moreover, the material is either white or clear so in terms of beauty it has no effect. It takes just a few minutes for the health professional to apply them on your child’s teeth, there is no need for injection and drilling and it does not dissolve with saliva.
Sealants are just a part of the treatment
It is good to have done the sealants as a step toward having healthy teeth but it is essential to persuade your child to have an efficient daily brushing and flossing. Also, a healthy diet which includes less sweet snacks, sodas and artificial fruit juices leads to a lower chance of getting tooth decay.
Another great tip is drinking tap water which includes fluoride and is good for healing and repairing the damaged teeth. Plus, regular dental appointments to check your children’s teeth enables us to make sure they have healthy teeth for the rest of their lives.
Here at Gorgeous Smiles, we protect your children’s Sweet Smile!