It is quite obvious that growing children need special care. Dr. Flood of Pediatric Dentistry Of Onalaska has some tips for you that will help you see the effectiveness of sealants in preventing cavities on the back or posterior teeth of your children!
Sealants and fillings help prevent decay by sealing in the deep pits and the fissures of the back teeth. These areas are prone to decay as they easily attract bacteria and plaque accumulates in these deep crevices.
Sealants are a plastic-like material and are used for filling the deep grooves of the chewing surfaces of the posterior teeth. The material hardens after placement, providing a smooth surface over the pits and fissures. This prevents plaque and bacteria from invading these areas.
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Sealants and fillings require periodic replacements as natural wear and tear occurs over time. To learn more about this, check out the Doctor is Insection on our Facebook
Why Sealants Are Useful
Sealants are tooth-colored plastic film that're used to seal off fissures and cavities in the posterior teeth, mainly molars and premolars. A fissure sealant is extremely useful because it allows a dentist to clean the grooves in which bacteria and plaque deposit, and place them back without weakening the teeth.
The enamel is not touched. Even after brushing and flossing, plaque may deposit in the hidden corners of the back teeth, which are generally inaccessible. Contact Dr. Flood to get the vulnerable sections of the still-developing teeth of your child sealed off. Don't take a chance. Call us today!
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Our doctor is board-certified in pediatric dentistry and is also a diplomat of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. He completed his specialty training at the Ohio State University and the Children's Hospital of Columbus in Ohio.
Entrust us with the responsibility of tending to the dental needs of your child and rest assured knowing that your child will get the best possible dental service and care.
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