Dental Sealants and Fluoride Treatment

We prioritize the oral health of your child and strive to provide the highest quality care. We understand that preventive measures play a crucial role in maintaining healthy smiles for children and are necessary for maintaining a good quality of life as they grow older.

Dental sealants are a safe and effective way to protect your child’s teeth from cavities. They are thin, plastic coatings applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth (molars and premolars). These areas are particularly susceptible to decay due to their deep grooves and hard-to-reach nature.

The process of applying dental sealants is quick and painless. Our experienced dental assistants will clean and dry the teeth, apply a special gel to roughen the surface, and then brush on the sealant material. A curing light is used to bond the sealant to the tooth, creating a protective barrier. Once applied, sealants can last for several years, providing long-term cavity protection.

Benefits of Dental Sealants:

  1. Cavity Prevention: Dental sealants act as a physical barrier, preventing bacteria and food particles from settling into the deep grooves of the teeth and causing cavities on the chewing surfaces of the posterior teeth.
  2. Easy Maintenance: Sealants are smooth and easy to clean, making it easier for your child to maintain good oral hygiene habits.
  3. Cost-Effective: Dental sealants are a cost-effective preventive measure that can save you from expensive dental treatments in the future.

Fluoride treatments:

Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that strengthens tooth enamel, making it more resistant to decay. We offer fluoride treatments to provide an extra layer of protection for your child’s teeth.

During a fluoride treatment, a highly concentrated fluoride gel or varnish is applied to your child’s teeth. The fluoride quickly adheres to the tooth surface and gets absorbed, strengthening the enamel. The treatment is painless and takes only a few minutes.

A small amount of fluoride gel is dispensed in a tray. The fluoride trays are then gently placed over the teeth. The fluoride gel is a highly concentrated form of fluoride that helps strengthen the tooth enamel. The trays are left in place for the recommended duration. After the designated time, the trays are removed from the mouth and the patient is asked to rinse their mouth thoroughly to remove any excess fluoride gel. It’s important to not eat or drink anything for at least 30 min following the treatment to allow the fluoride to fully penetrate the tooth surfaces.

Benefits of Fluoride Treatments:

  1. Tooth Decay Prevention: Fluoride helps remineralize and strengthen tooth enamel, making it more resistant to acid attacks and cavity formation.
  2. Safe and Effective: Fluoride treatments are safe and have been proven to reduce the risk of cavities in children.
  3. Easy Application: Fluoride treatments are quick, easy, and non-invasive, making them suitable for children of all ages.
  4. Overall Oral Health: Fluoride treatments contribute to your child’s overall oral health and help establish good dental habits early in life.

Schedule an Appointment:

If you are interested in fluoride tray treatments or would like to learn more about our preventive dental services, we invite you to schedule an appointment at our dental practice. Our friendly and knowledgeable team is here to provide exceptional care and support your oral health journey. Contact us today and take a proactive step toward maintaining a beautiful and cavity-free smile.

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Other Procedures we perform:

You can talk about your Dental Sealants and Fluoride Treatment with these specialists at Dentist4:

Dr. Ana Hernandez, DDS
Dr. Blanca Patricia Rojas, DDS
Dr. Maria Del Pilar Avellaneda, DDS
Dr. Maria Isabel Guevara, DDS
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