Our goal is for our patients to require the least amount of dental treatment possible. Children who enter adulthood with the fewest restored teeth generally have the lowest risk of future problems.
Sealants can dramatically reduce the number of cavities a child might develop throughout their childhood. On the chewing surface of molars, deep grooves run into the center of the teeth. Under a microscope, these crevices might look like a deep canyon. In reality, most of them are narrower than a single toothbrush bristle but that is still wide enough for bacteria to hide. It’s easy to see how cavities can form in such a perfect hideout.
If the grooves in permanent molars are sealed at a young age, the risk of decay decreases dramatically. Fortunately, this procedure can be done quickly and without any discomfort or anesthetic. The sealant material creates a smooth surface, filling in the grooves and making the biting surface more manageable for little hands to keep clean. A resin material is flowed over the grooves and is sealed quickly with a blue curing light. Within a few minutes, your child’s teeth are protected against cavities.
Sealants only last a few years and may need to be repaired or replaced periodically. But research confirms a 90% reduction in tooth decay along the chewing surface in sealed molars. This cost-effective, simple step may help your child enter adulthood with fewer fillings.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Distinctive Dental Concepts is a reputable dental practice offering a wide range of dental services, including general dentistry for routine check-ups and treatments, cosmetic dentistry for smile enhancements, orthodontics to align teeth, and oral surgery for various dental procedures.
Scheduling an appointment with Distinctive Dental Concepts is easy. You can call their office, and their friendly staff will assist you in finding a convenient time slot. Alternatively, you can use their online scheduling system to choose your preferred date and time for the appointment, ensuring flexibility to fit your busy schedule.
Distinctive Dental Concepts stands out due to its unwavering dedication to personalized and patient-centered care. Their experienced team of dental professionals takes the time to understand your unique needs and concerns, tailoring treatments accordingly. They also stay at the forefront of dental technology and employ the latest techniques to ensure the highest quality of care.
Distinctive Dental Concepts offers prompt and efficient emergency dental services to address urgent situations like severe toothaches, broken teeth, or other dental emergencies. Their priority is to alleviate your pain and promptly restore your dental health, offering peace of mind when needed.