There’s no benefit in simply waiting around for your child to get a cavity and then treating it. Proactivity is the foundation of our commitment to pediatric dental health here at Chillicothe Pediatric Dentistry. That includes good habits at home, dental exams and teeth cleanings twice per year at our dental care in Chillicothe OH office, and dental sealants for further assistance in cavity prevention.
Tooth decay, caused by the effects of dental plaque along with its hardened form, tartar, eats away at your child’s precious tooth enamel. The result is cavities. And if those cavities become too large, there is greater likelihood of losing the effected teeth entirely. In any case, cavities are associated with toothaches. And fillings are effective, but can be anxiety producing for a child. The goal of our dental care in Chillicothe OH is to make cavities a rare occurrence. Dental sealants are a big part of making that a reality. A sealant is essentially an thing coating made of plastic that is put on those teeth of your child’s that at particular risk for cavity formation. This is often the back teeth. The sealant bonds in the depressions and grooves of the teeth, which are the most difficult to reach with brushing and flossing, forming a barrier across the enamel, and making it more difficult for plaque to penetrate and decay the tooth. Our dental care in Chillicothe OH does a teeth cleaning in advance of putting on dental sealant, which is painted or varnished onto your child’s teeth. And the benefits of having this process done can last for up to 10 years.
When you consider the advantages of dental sealants, and the fact that there is no downside to having it done, it makes all the sense in the world to contact our office to book an appointment to have it done by our dental care in Chillicothe OH.