Fluoride treatments and Dental Sealants
Effective dental sealants
If your children are susceptible to tooth decay, tooth sealants might be effective at preserving their teeth and stopping the spread of tooth decay. While these are not a full-proof method of reversing the effects of tooth decay, they have proven effective treatment in young children.
Dental sealants form an acrylic-like shield that stops bacteria from infecting and damaging rear teeth. Our expert dentists at Taylorsville Pediatric Dentistry recommend sealants usually after the age of six when the rear molars are fully formed.
Schedule an examination today! Our friendly dentists will be able to recommend the use of sealants based upon how the tooth has developed while it was below the gum line. It is recommended to abstain from hard candy and sticky foods as these can cause the sealants to dislodge. Also, this might not be noticed until the next dental visit, potentially increasing the chances of tooth decay for your child.
Quick fluoride treatments
Fluoride is an effective way to preserve and protect your children’s growing teeth. Typically, we will use a fluoride treatment at the end of their regular check-up. We offer a variety of unique flavors that your children will love. Fluoride protects the enamel of their teeth and promotes healthy tooth development.
We also recommend regular use of fluoride at home and can even provide samples for your children to use. A one-minute fluoride swish in addition to regular brushing and flossing will go a long way to preventing cavities and tooth decay.
Keep up to date with regular exams
Your kids grow quickly and so do their teeth. That is why it is important to stay on top of regular exams every six months at Taylorsville Pediatric Dentistry. We can provide regular teeth cleaning and will spot any potential problem areas to watch for. We encourage your kids to maintain healthy dental habits and a healthy regimen of brushing and flossing will create easier dental visits in the future.