By Norwich Aesthetic Dentistry
December 29, 2017
Category: Oral Health

Want to help you children with preventative care in Norwich, CT?pediatric dentistry

Your children brushing their teeth is essential, but those hard-to-reach teeth may cause other detrimental issues, especially when it comes to your children's oral health. That's why Dr. Edward Yates, your children's dentist, can provide you with dental sealants, a preventative car procedure.

What are sealants?

Sealants are thin, protective materials coated onto teeth, especially the molars. Your Norwich dentist coats the chewing surface of the molars because they are uneven and rough, making them an easy place for bacteria to flourish.

If bacteria settles in, cavities will begin eating away at your child's teeth. That's why it's best to maintain a consistent oral regiment of brushing and flossing, as well as visiting your doctor twice a year. Your doctor can help prevent cavities from breaking down your child's tooth.

Children's Dental Health:

According to the CDC, about 43 percent of children, ages ranging between six and 11, have gotten a dental sealant. Children who don't get sealants, though, suffer from more cavities.

Chilldren may be allergic to the sealant material, so make sure to consult with your doctor before the procedure.

More About Dental Sealants

Getting dental sealants is not difficult or painful process. Your dentist will:

  • Clean and dry the tooth
  • Then apply an acid gel on your child's tooth so that the chewing surface becomes rough.
  • The doctor will then remove the gel
  • Dry the tooth
  • Lastly, apply sealant onto the grooves and expose it to a special blue light to make the sealant hard.

Sealants are beneficial to children and adults, and the sooner you get them the sooner your teeth will be protected. So when you visit your Norwich, CT, dentist, Dr. Edward Yates, make sure you ask him about sealants. Call him today at (860) 889-6445 today!