Preventing Child Tooth Decay – the Easy Way!
We know that children – and even many adults! – often don’t do a
complete job of brushing their teeth. When back teeth have deep
grooves, even meticulous brushing may not reach them. That can allow
bacteria, acids, and plaque formation to lead to decay. Once the
tooth has decay, it is permanently damaged and requires a filling or
What if there was a way to help prevent all this from happening?
Fortunately, there is! The application of dental sealants will do
Here’s how it works:
• The tooth (or teeth) is cleaned and sterilized.
• A thin plastic coating is applied. This is usually white or clear
• A curing light is applied to the sealant to bond it into place.
• The whole procedure takes just a few minutes. There are no shots
or drills or removal
of any tooth structure.
• It’s totally painless.
Applying dental sealants is a fantastic way for both children and
adolescents to preserve their natural teeth!
Whether it's time for a
six-month checkup or sealants on your child's 12-year molars, we're
ready to schedule your appointment!
Call now at (941) 359-2151.
Joshua Colkmire, DDS
2924 University Parkway
Sarasota FL • 34243