Preventing Cavities in Children

Little children often cry in the middle of the night for their parent when they hear the slightest noise. They are often easily scared and have big imaginations that can cause them a fright.  Parents work hard to ensure there is nothing under the bed, in the closet, and that the howling they hear is really just the rustling of leaves in the tree standing outside the bedroom window.
 
Parents don’t want to see their children feeling fearful so they will be very excited to hear about a new dental procedure that can keep the cavity monster far from their children.  In addition to brushing with fluoride toothpaste and flossing the child’s teeth, you can now opt to use an application of dental sealants to protect against those cavities.
 

Benefits of Dental Sealants for Children

 
A dental sealant, used in conjunction with brushing and flossing, a healthy diet and the bi-annual dental examinations, will result in large savings for parents.  More importantly, it promotes a healthy overall health of the teeth.  The ideal time to apply dental sealants is six years after the child’s permanent teeth begin to arrive.  
 

Benefits of Dental Sealants:

 
Easily prevents tooth decay and ultimately reduces cavities on the hard to reach back molars.  This is where you’ll find the pits and grooves on a tooth are.  Those are the spots that the plaque likes to hide.   
According to the American Dental Association website, you can lower the chance of your children developing cavities by 80 percent simply by using sealants on permanent.
 
In addition, when used as the American Dental Association recommends, dental sealants have no negative health effects.
 
Save money because dental sealants cost less that a filling of a cavity.
 
Just as you use a raincoat when heading out in the rain; using a dental sealant on your child’s teeth is going to protect them.  It’s the same as making sure your child is securely in their car safety seat or wearing a seatbelt.  When you want to prevent strangers from getting to your children, or your child from running in the street, you put a fence around your property.  Dental sealants are just another level of protection to take care of your dear children.  Don’t hesitate to call and ask Dr. Valdez, your Tustin, CA dentist any questions you have about the procedure of dental sealants for your child, or yourself, and protect the entire family from the Cavity Monster.
 
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