Protective Dental Sealant
October is coming to an end, and the Halloween festivities are in full effect. This time of year is synonymous with overconsumption of candy and sweets, so it’s essential to take the right measures when it comes to your dental health. It is always crucial to brush and floss correctly, but that is often not enough. Visit Dr. Andres de Cardenas for Protective Dental Sealant services this Halloween season and ensure that you are safe from cavities.
During the ages of 6 to 14, a child may be more prone to cavities since they consume more sugar and pay less attention to dental care. At the dental offices of Dr. Andres de Cardenas, we can help you and your child prevent cavities through the use of dental sealants!
Teeth Coating for Children
Tooth sealants are a thin plastic coating that is essentially painted onto the teeth; typically the teeth located in the back of the mouth, molars, and premolars, with the goal in mind of protecting these teeth from plaque and assorted food particles. The sealants rapidly bond to the enamel of the tooth, forming a protective covering. The Protective Dental Sealant protects those areas of the tooth that normal brushing and flossing are often unable to reach. Sealants applied by Dr. de Cardenas add an additional layer of protection to your teeth, ultimately reducing the chances of cavities.
This dental treatment inhibits dental cavities from forming since it blocks food particles from entering the grooves of the molars. What’s great about these dental sealants and is the fact that you can prevent many cavities from forming over the course of 10 years. However, periodic inspections of the sealant are necessary to ensure there is no wearing or chipping of the seal. Dr. de Cardenas notes that these inspections can be integrated as part of your regular dental check-up.
Many patients find it wise to play it safe and get dental sealants to avoid future dental problems. You can get these dental sealants on all molars that don’t have a tooth filling that was done in the past. The perfect age for these sealants is around six years old, or when the child has grown all permanent teeth.
Teeth Protection Coating
Visit one of the best dentists in South Florida and schedule an appointment with Dr. Andres de Cardenas for Protective Dental Sealant today! Give us a call at (305) 251-3334 or click here for more information.