Preventing Child Tooth Decay – the Easy Way!For both children and adults, doing an adequate job of brushing our teeth isn’t always easy. Even with meticulous brushing, we may frequently miss the deep grooves in the back teeth. This permits bacteria, acid, and plaque to remain, which will cause decay. And once the tooth has decay, it is impaired permanently and will require a filling or a crown.
The use of dental sealants can compensate for a child’s struggles with brushing properly, protecting their teeth from harm. The steps are harmless, painless, and take just a few minutes to achieve. After the tooth (or teeth) is cleansed and sterilized, a thin layer of a white or clear plastic sealant is painted on the tooth. Then a curing light is focused on the sealant to bond it into place. This procedure requires no shots, drills, or the reduction of any tooth structure. Applying dental sealants is one of the best pre-emptive actions both children and adolescents can have done to preserve their natural teeth!
Kevin Rykard, DDS
12448 St. Andrews Drive
Oklahoma City, OK 73120