The constant friction between your child’s teeth exposes them to wear, tear, injury, and bacterial infection. Accumulation of food particles on tooth surfaces welcomes bacteria which can cause decay. However, many people have known the secret of dental sealants which can protect your child’s teeth from these elements. The sealants are put on your child’s molars and premolars and have proved helpful in reducing the chances of tooth decay or other infections by almost three times. The following are some benefits of dental sealants:
Reduction of Oral Health Infections
Accumulation of food particles is one of the primary causes of tooth decay. Because it is not easy to remove all the remains (particularly from a child’s mouth), especially from the far corners of the mouth, sealants inhibit the accumulation of bacteria. They reduce the contact between the particles and your child’s teeth, therefore lowering the chances of bacterial infections.
Supplements Flossing and Brushing
The primary ways to maintain your child’s oral health are flossing and brushing regularly. However, to ensure optimal oral hygiene, you may need to take additional precautions. Sealants protect your child from accumulated food particles that may not be within the reach of a toothbrush or a flossing tool.
That can seem paradoxical, but if you think of the costs incurred to treat cavities and tooth decay, sealants are less expensive in the long run. As always, prevention is a more favorable route than treating the aftermath of tooth decay. Dental sealants also can protect your child from developing tooth sensitivity which requires additional treatment.
Dental sealing was a rare concept in the past century. However, today there are higher numbers than ever of school-aged children with sealants. If you want to ensure maximum protection against oral infections and are considering dental sealants, Dr. Zola Makrauer and Dr. Julie Miller are experts in this field. You can find them at Huntingdon Valley Dental Arts where they have been treating and preventing dental issues for years.