We take the time to give every child a thorough examination because we know that they often have the worst brushing and flossing habits.
At Dental Medical Arts we take the time to give every child a thorough examination because we know that they often have the worst brushing and flossing habits. As a parent it is important to instill good behavior at an early age because studies have shown that children who have good oral hygiene are much more likely to continue that trait when they become adults.
With you doing your part at home we will do our part in the office with appointments to clean thoroughly and check for cavities.
Sealants are a great way to protect against tooth decay and cavities on your back teeth (molars). These are the teeth that are most vulnerable to cavities and decay because they are used in the chewing process, and are the most difficult to reach and clean. Molars first come in at around 5-7 years of age, with a second set coming in between the ages of 11-14. It is best to have a sealant placed when the molars first come in to ensure they are protected early.
To place a sealant an adhesive is first applied to the teeth. The sealant is then placed over the adhesive as a liquid, as if it is painted right onto the tooth. The liquid then hardens and creates a barrier between your tooth and any plaque, food particles, and bacteria. Sealants last for about 10 years and can be reapplied if necessary.