We at Dr.Shwetha's dental are dedicated to ensuring that the first experience a child has at the dental office should be a positive one which ensures that they develop a lifelong desire for good oral health. We aim to be teachers as well as healers, focusing on inculcating habits such as brushing, flossing and a feeling of comfort in the dental office from the first appointment itself. Around a child’s first birthday would be the perfect time for the first dental appointment. Another visit around seven years of age for an orthodontic evaluation could ensure that preventive measures rather than a full-fledged orthodontic treatment could be a solution to uneven teeth. Dr.Shwetha's dental provides a range of services for children and pre-teens.
Dental sealants are plastic resins that bond and harden in the deep grooves on your tooth's surface. When a tooth is sealed, the tiny grooves become smooth and are less likely to harbor plaque. With sealants, brushing your teeth becomes easier and more effective.
Sealants are typically applied to children's teeth after their permanent teeth have erupted as a preventive measure against tooth decay. However, adults can also receive sealants on healthy teeth. It is more common to seal permanent teeth rather than baby teeth, but every patient has unique needs, and your dentist will recommend sealants on a case-by-case basis.
Sealants typically last from three to five years, although it is fairly common to see adults with sealants still intact from childhood. A dental sealant only provides protection when it is fully intact so if your sealants come off, let your dentist know, and schedule an appointment for your teeth to be resealed.
- Systemic fluoride is ingested, usually through a public water supply. While teeth are forming under the gums, the fluoride strengthens tooth enamel, making it stronger and more resistant to cavities.
- Fluoride can also be applied topically to help prevent caries (cavities) on teeth present in the mouth. It is delivered through toothpaste, mouthwash, and professional fluoride applications.