Extra Protection from Harm
Sealants and Fluoride Treatments Add a Level of Strength
Tiny smiles are in the process of growing and changing. From losing baby teeth to developing strong adult teeth, maintaining healthy habits to protect those teeth is crucial, including attending routine examinations and brushing and flossing at home. Sometimes, however, younger smiles need help when it comes to protecting each tooth from outside harm. Fortunately, dental sealants and fluoride treatments can assist.
Dental sealants can be used to protect the back teeth from harmful bacteria that can lead to tooth decay. The back teeth or molars contain recesses or fissures on their surfaces, and since they are typically more difficult to reach, they are more vulnerable to harmful organisms that can gather and cause decay. A sealant can be used to fill these recesses and provide a smooth, easy to clean surface that helps protect against deterioration and cavities.
Another option for added protection is a fluoride treatment. Fluoride, a naturally-occurring mineral, is used in toothpaste that offers a boost to your tooth’s enamel and strengthens sections of the enamel that may have softened. Enamel is the first line of defense for your teeth, and without it, your little one’s smile would be exponentially more susceptible to the dangers of tooth decay and loss. A fluoride treatment is a topical gel that can be applied in a single visit, offering an extra level of defense to your child’s smile. Learn more by contacting our office today.
Give Your Child’s Smile a Boost Today
The team at Pediatric Dentistry of Round Rock recognizes how vulnerable younger smiles can be and offers solutions and methods to help increase a smile’s defense by using dental sealants and fluoride treatments. For more information or to schedule an appointment with our Round Rock, TX office today, contact our team at 512-733-5311.