When you teach your child to practice good oral health, you play a big role in protecting their smile to ensure their self-esteem when they’re older.
And since a smile is often the first thing people notice, why not make sure your child gets the best possible start to whatever they pursue in life by helping them with a winning smile?
Routine dental cleaning at Dr. Joseph M. Boesch, DDS, will keep your child’s teeth clear of tartar buildup and plaque that could lead to tooth decay, gum disease, and other concerns. However, did you know that dental sealants can also be used as an added layer of smile protection?
Dental sealants are comprised of thin layers of bio-compatible acrylic that Dr. Joseph M. Boesch, DDS, in Rockville will paint directly onto the chewing surfaces of your child’s teeth. The sealant will provide a protective barrier between plaque and the teeth to help reduce tooth decay and cavities. The sealants work by slowing the process of enamel erosion thereby making it harder for oral bacteria to collect on the teeth. Because sealants are biodegradable, they will disappear on their own over time.
When your child doesn’t have a sealant, the buildup of plaque and bacteria can lead to the formation of cavities. However, when a dental sealant is used, cavities are much less likely to form because the agents that can erode a tooth’s enamel are sealed off from doing so.
Because of the likelihood of developing decay in the depressions and grooves of the premolars, children and teenagers are usually prime candidates for sealants. However, adults without decay or fillings in their molars can also benefit from sealants. Dr. Joseph M. Boesch, DDS can help you evaluate whether sealants would be a good option for your smile preservation. Additionally, because dental sealants last an average of ten years and dissolve on their own over time, they are not considered high maintenance.
Children and adults with dental sealants are less likely to experience tooth decay. Why not make your appointment today with a multi-specialty dentist like Dr. Joseph M. Boesch, DDS? Your or your child’s smile can be protected tomorrow!