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Keep Your Teeth Healthy

DENTAL BLOG


Try as you may, many parents fail to get their children to brush their teeth as they should. Children do okay with their front teeth, but brushing their back teeth are often difficult to reach properly. Tooth decay occurs quickly when children do not do a good job brushing over a period of time. Food particles and plaque get into the grooves and cause cavities. Dental sealants are part of preventative dentistry. They are made to keep those particles from getting into the cracks and prevent decay.



Preventative dentistry is a subdivision of dentistry that focuses on preventing certain conditions from occurring. A person may visit a local dentist and request preventative dentistry services for a wide variety of reasons. The most common reason that a person would ask for such a service is to prevent the development of cavities. Dental sealants can help to place a layer of protection on the teeth so that the dental patient does not develop cavities. A cosmetic dentist is a specialist that can perform the procedure for the person.



Dental sealants are comprised of a plastic material that is positioned on the chewing surface of permanent back teeth in order to protect them from acids and bacteria that can contribute to tooth decay. A dental hygienist will placed the plastic resin sealants into the grooves and depressions of the back teeth. Next, a light is used to cure the sealant into the enamel, ensuring it acts as a barrier and protects the tooth's enamel surface from acids and plaque.


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