Help protect your children’s teeth
We’d all prefer if our children never had to have a filling, but these days it seems to be harder and harder to protect them from the sugary foods that lead to decay. You might do a good job of it when they are at home and you can control what they eat and when, but after they go to school, it becomes almost impossible to protect them from peer pressure.
Sugary food seems to be everywhere, which is why at Sheen Dental, your dentist in SW14, we offer a treatment called dental sealants, which is proving to be increasingly popular.
What’s it all about?
Dental sealants are a relatively new dental procedure and you may not have had access to them when you were a child, so you will have no experience of the benefits this new advance in preventive dentistry can offer.
Here at your dentist in SW14, we are committed offering preventive oral care, and for children, who are more prone to decay, a barrier method can be invaluable. Dental sealants are documented to prevent tooth decay and we also offer fluoride treatments to children too, which can stop decay if it has not reached the centre of the tooth.
Please come along with any questions after you have read this, which will give you a basic understanding of the purpose of these treatments and what they can do to protect your children’s teeth.
Dental, or fissure, sealants are tooth-coloured. We apply them to the ridges of the back teeth, where they act as a protective barrier between tooth enamel and bacteria found in food. This treatment, in combination with fluoride treatment and diligent brushing and flossing, will help protect your children’s teeth.
Protection is especially important for the back teeth, which are harder to reach and clean properly. The best way to use this treatment is to have it as soon as your child’s adult teeth come through. How many teeth are treated will depend on how prone your child is to cavities. The sealant wears off over time and can be reapplied here at Sheen Dental, your dentist in SW14.