Because kids don’t always have the best oral hygiene routines, they can be susceptible to cavities. Adults can be just as prone to cavities, but for different reasons.
We all have deep fissure on the surface of our molars. They can collect plaque and tartar over time and encourage bacteria to grow and cause cavities.
One way to reduce the likelihood of cavities is by applying a dental sealant to teeth. To seal the chewing surfaces of teeth from food, tartar and plaque, dental sealants will greatly help to reduce cavities. A dental sealant is a safe chemical coating that is applied to your teeth and cured with a special curing light. Dr. Firlik can determine if this procedure is right for you.
DENTAL SEALANT BENEFITS
Sealants for Children
The most common and chronic childhood disease in the United States is tooth decay, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Kids between the ages of 6 and 14 are most susceptible to cavities. Dr. Firlik often recommends dental sealants when children begin to see their adult permanent teeth come in.
Procedure to apply Dental Sealants
Applying dental sealants is painless, fast, and easy . During the dental sealant procedure, the chewing surfaces of your teeth are treated are roughened before painting on the sealant. This allows proper bonding to the surface of the teeth so the application will last for years to come.
Steps for applying dental sealants:
Please remember that dental sealants are not meant to replace good oral hygiene habits. Continue to brush your teeth twice per day and floss at least once daily. Continue to see our team at least every 6 months for a teeth cleaning and oral examination. At Firlik Family Dentistry we are prepared to help you maintain a healthy smile with the use of effective dental sealants.
To request an appointment, call Firlik Family Dentist at (616) 361-0603.
Firlik Family Dentistry
6225 W River Dr NE
Belmont, MI 49306
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