Sealants & Fluoride

Dental Sealants

Dental sealants are very common. If Dr. Tiffany determines your child is a candidate for sealants, they will have a coating painted onto the biting surface of the tooth. This method is highly effective in preventing decay on the tooth’s surface. The seal acts as a barrier for the deeper groves and protects the enamel from plaque buildup. 

Easy to apply, sealants take only a few minutes to place. Sealants hold up well under the force of normal chewing and can last several years before a reapplication is needed.

Fluoride Treatment

Another common preventative treatment is fluoride treatment. Fluoride treatments help the teeth regain lost minerals and make them more resistant to acid. These treatments are quick and easy, often taking a few minutes at the end of a regular cleaning or checkup. 

Silver Diamine Fluoride

Also known as “SDF”, this is a non-invasive option in treating cavities that involves no numbing, drilling or filling. SDF stops cavities from getting bigger and also helps with sensitivity. SDF is a great treatment option for patients who are unable to tolerate more traditional restorative treatment. It is also a great option for baby teeth with cavities that will fall out soon.

The liquid is simply brushed onto the affected area of the tooth killing the bacteria that cause tooth decay. 

Contact Advanced Kids Dentistry today! We look forward to meeting you and your child.