Tooth decay is one of the common problems that both kids & adults face these days in the United States. At Ablantis Dental, we recommend making preventing measures for avoiding this issue, and the best way to do so are dental sealants& fluoride. They result in protecting the tooth and develop an extremely smoother surface.
What exactly sealants are?
A sealant is a painless and safest method for protecting your teeth from tooth decay. It is a plastic coating covering the chewing area of molars, deep grooves, and premolars in the teeth. This treatment has assisted tons of patients over the past three decades to fight tooth decay effectively.
Although they stay the same for many years to come, our team strongly recommends a regular dental check-up for ensuring that the seal stays intact. Also, they wear out over time & there can be a requirement of replacing some sealant after a certain amount of time.
Who should choose sealants?
Do you know more than 75% of dental decay problems begin in the deep grooves? The people with this condition find it extremely hard to clean their teeth as they become prone to decay.
Kids & Teenagers- Tooth decay can start at the very early age of six years when the kid’s permanent back teeth start to appear. However, it doesn’t mean teenagers or adults can’t face this tooth problem.
In fact, the age of 6-16 years is considered as the cavity prone time in the life of a human being. At that time, it is widely suggested to go for sealant as a preventive measure.
Adults- The decay can happen in the deep grooves at any age. The adults with decay tooth surfaces should go for this treatment straightaway.
What is Fluoride Treatment?
Fluoride is a natural mineral that considered one of the most effective ingredients for dealing with tooth decay. It is available in the majority of foods as well as water supplies. The patients can have it from the diet, but that’s not enough in some cases for preventing decay. The use of fluoride treatment can help patients in the following cases:
- Presence of pits & fissures on the chewing area
- Damage due to poor oral hygienic habits
- Decay due to regular sugar & carbs intake
- Dental decay history
- Lack of adequate fluoride in the diet
- Inadequate saliva flow
There are two types of fluoride treatment- Topical Fluoride and Systemic Fluoride. The Topical process is mostly recommended to adults & young teenagers, whereas systematic treatment employed generally for children below the age of 14 years. However, our dentist will only choose either one of these after proper evaluation of the mouth.
Sealants & fluoride are part of our effective preventive dentistry program!
At Ablantis Dental, we will give apply sealants or fluoride depending on the situation after a proper checkup of your tooth. It is strongly suggested that the kids having high tooth decay risk along with adults facing the same issues. Please contact our professional & friendly dentist at Ablantis Dental, who can customize the service as per the condition of the patient. Book your appointment now!