Tooth decay, as one of the leading diseases in children aged 6 to 11 years old, is practically unavoidable. Dental sealants offer a way to protect the teeth at the back and reduce the chance for cavity development. Our dentist will apply a durable resin material that covers the top and back of the teeth - areas with nooks and crevices that can be hard to reach with a toothbrush. The sealant can ultimately provide years of enhanced protection against cavities for the back teeth and reduce the need for dental fillings later on. This treatment option has proven very beneficial for many patients, especially children..
Fluoride treatments are just as important in adulthood as they are in elementary school. Fluoride supports healthy tooth enamel and fights the bacteria that harm teeth and gums. This is especially helpful if you’re at high risk of developing dental caries, or cavities. Children who get adequate fluoride while their teeth are still forming will develop permanent teeth that are stronger and more decay-resistant over a lifetime. While fluoride can help reverse early tooth decay and prevent cavities, proper oral hygiene, good eating habits and regular dental visits are necessary to aid in the life of your teeth. Call our office today to schedule an oral health consultation with our dentist.
Dental cavities refer to tooth decay that occurs when specific types of bacteria produce acid that destroys the tooth’s enamel and are usually felt when there is a presence of pain when chewing, teeth are extra sensitive, and when you’re experiencing a toothache. Treatment options used to address cavities include:
Fillings Crowns Root Canal Therapy
Mouthguards are normally used during athletic activity to protect the teeth from possible damage. If you're currently engaged in sports or exercise and want to protect your teeth, customized mouthguards from our practice can help meet your needs. Mouthguards are specifically designed to fit along your teeth as comfortably as possible while shielding your teeth and gums from harm.
The purpose of a space maintainer is to help your child’s permanent teeth grow straight. Space maintainers are custom-made using acrylic or metal material. Their main objective is to prevent the neighbouring teeth from shifting or tipping into the vacant space left by a missing tooth that’s why the maintainer is attached to one side of the empty space left by a lost tooth. The dentist will soon remove the space maintainer when the child’s permanent teeth start erupting.