Hamilton Kids Dentist
Brushing and flossing are essential, but there are other methods that are available for protecting your child's teeth from the ravages of decay and the cavities that can cause toothaches and early tooth loss. Here at City Smiles Dental, we are pleased to provide dental sealants, a valuable method for keeping your child's teeth strong and free of cavities.
Dental plaque is a bacterial film that affects teeth of all ages. It erodes your child's tooth enamel. The cavities that result need to be filled as quickly as possible. But getting a filling is not always the most fun thing for a child, and the best possible outcome is that when he or she comes in to see our Hamilton kids dentist
, there are no cavities detected at all. Some of the effective preventive methods include avoiding sugar consumption (sugar is a catalyst for plaque formation), daily brushing and flossing, and having a teeth cleaning done at our office every six months. It's always a good idea, though, to include other measures that are simple, safe, and offer even greater protection. Well that's where dental sealants come in. They are thin coatings that are made of plastic material. Our Hamilton kids dentist
paints or varnishes the sealants onto your child's teeth. Not all of her or his teeth, but just the ones that are at the greatest risk when it comes to cavities. This typically means back teeth. The sealants cover the grooves and depressions that are hardest to reach with a toothbrush or dental floss. As a consequence, that is where tooth decay is most likely to strike.
The positive effects of dental sealants can last up to 10 years. Put the odds in your favor for keeping your child cavity-free. Schedule a visit with our Hamilton kids dentist
. Call us now.
City Smiles Dental
B17-94 Dundas St. E
Waterdown, ON L0R 2H2
By City Smiles Dental
February 27, 2018