In the dental industry, prevention is always the best solution if you want to protect the long-term health of your teeth. After a tooth has been damaged by tooth decay or other dental diseases, it isn’t possible to reverse the damage that has occurred.
Dental sealants are a great solution to protect the quality of your children’s teeth. When children learn to take care of their teeth early in their lives, then they will be able to maintain their natural teeth into adulthood. If you are interested in learning more about this preventive treatment, then we invite you to contact our team at Northwest Dental Group.
Tooth decay is one of the most common dental problems that people face around the world. This decay is caused when bacteria is trapped in the grooves of the mouth, which causes parts of the tooth to start decaying.
The chewing surfaces of the teeth have the highest risk of tooth decay. There are many small grooves that could potentially trap food particles, which can speed up the process of tooth decay. These little grooves are known as “pits” and “fissures.” When bacteria or food is trapped in these small areas, it might not be possible to clean that small section of the tooth with a toothbrush and floss.
Dental sealants are a great solution because they fill in the grooves to reduce the likelihood that the food and bacteria will be trapped. Preventing the debris from getting caught in these small spaces is a great way to prevent tooth decay.
Childhood is the most common time for a tooth sealant treatment. When you schedule an appointment for your child, we will work quickly and efficiently to complete the treatment and help your child feel comfortable at the same time.
First, the teeth are cleaned and dried. Then, a solution is applied to every tooth, providing the right environment for bonding the sealant. Finally, the sealant coating is painted on the teeth, and a curing light is used to harden the materials. This coating is clear in color, so there won’t be any visible signs that your child had the treatment.
For more information about how your child will benefit from dental sealants, contact our team at Northwest Dental Group. We have offer high-quality dental treatments in Arlington Heights and Elgin IL, and the surrounding areas. We are here to help!