Prevent Children’s Cavities
An Easy Way to Prevent Children’s Cavities
At Pier 210 Dental, we highly recommend dental sealants that seal the grooves on permanent back teeth to prevent cavities in those hard to reach places. This is an easy and quick process, that does not require anesthetic, and can be completed by either a doctor, hygienist, our RDA’s (Registered Dental Assistants), and even our RDAEF2 Angie! Sometimes even the most careful brushing will miss areas in the back teeth. The contours and grooves of teeth are the most susceptible spots. When bacteria and acid linger, plaque will form and eventually cause decay. Even the smallest cavity is permanent damage to a tooth and will need a filling. At Pier 210 Dental, there is a treatment we can perform to lessen the chance of cavities. Here is the whole process:
Teeth are thoroughly cleaned and polished.
A thin coating of the sealant is applied to the surface of the child’s rear teeth. This is clear or white and not visible.
The dentist, hygienist, or assistant bonds the coating to the teeth with a curing light.
And the treatment is completed in just a few minutes! There are no shots or drilling. This is a safe and very effective method of preserving children’s and adolescents’ teeth for a lifetime.