Our Services

Sealants for kids and fluoride treatments

Dental Sealants

Dental sealants are thin, protective coatings applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth (molars and premolars). These teeth have pits and grooves where food particles and bacteria can easily accumulate, making them more susceptible to decay. Sealants act as a barrier, sealing off these deep grooves and preventing food and bacteria from getting trapped in them.

The process of applying sealants is quick and painless. First, the teeth are thoroughly cleaned and dried. Then, a special gel is applied to the chewing surfaces to roughen them slightly, which helps the sealant bond better to the teeth. After rinsing and drying the teeth again, the sealant material is painted onto the tooth surface and hardened with a special light. Once the sealant is set, it forms a protective shield over the tooth, reducing the risk of cavities.

Sealants are particularly beneficial for children because they are more prone to cavities due to their developing oral hygiene habits and the deep grooves in their newly erupted permanent teeth. Applying sealants can significantly reduce the likelihood of decay in these teeth, helping children maintain good oral health.

Fluoride Treatments

Fluoride is a mineral that helps prevent tooth decay by strengthening tooth enamel and making it more resistant to acid attacks from plaque bacteria and sugars in the mouth. Fluoride treatments involve applying a high concentration of fluoride directly to the teeth to provide added protection against cavities.

Fluoride treatments are typically recommended for children who are at a higher risk of developing cavities, such as those with a history of cavities, poor oral hygiene habits, or inadequate fluoride exposure. The treatment may be applied as a gel, foam, or varnish and is usually painted onto the teeth or placed in trays that are held in the mouth for a few minutes.

Regular fluoride treatments, along with proper oral hygiene practices like brushing with fluoride toothpaste and flossing, can help children maintain strong, healthy teeth and prevent tooth decay.

Our Specialists

Sofia (Hygienist)