Foods to Avoid after Sealants
We often get the question, “What foods should my child avoid after getting dental sealants?” To answer that question, we must first understand what dental sealants are and how they help protect teeth. What are dental sealants? The chewing surfaces of the back molar teeth contain pits and crevices. Even if your child brushes and flosses carefully, […]
February is National Children’s Dental Health Month!
Each February, the American Dental Association (ADA) sponsors National Children’s Dental Health Month to raise awareness about the importance of oral health. Children should see a dentist every six months because developing good oral health habits early on will lead to a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. Children are susceptible to developing cavities if […]
Dental sealants protect the grooved and pitted areas of the teeth against tooth decay. Sealants are thin plastic coatings that bond to the teeth to prevent plaque and bacteria from getting into areas that are difficult to brush. Depending on an individual’s tooth anatomy, these crevices may be more or less difficult to clean. In […]