Dental sealants are thin coatings that are designed to protect your teeth from various bacteria. These protective coatings are ideal for children who have a hard time thoroughly brushing their teeth and are unable to reach the nooks and crannies of their morals. Sealants play a crucial role in protecting children’s teeth who are still learning to brush and drink various sugary beverages and eat sugary foods.
The process of applying sealants is quick and painless. When the protective seal is applied, it will work to keep bits of food from getting stuck in between your child’s teeth and keep bacteria from forming into cavities. Cavities often lead to cavity fillings which involve drilling. Once a tooth has been drilled into, the natural structure will never be the same. Sealants minimize the risk of developing cavities and will save the tooth. Though these coatings will last for many years, regular maintenance is still required.
Why Choose Tatum Point Dentistry For Preventative Dentistry?
All Ages Welcome: At Tatum Point Dentistry our team accepts people of all ages. Bring in the kids and grandkids, we can't wait to meet them!
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Screening for gum disease twice a year is recommended as a preventative measure. The process is completely painless and only takes a few minutes. We will begin the screening by checking your gums for any puffiness or redness. Next, we will determine if your gums have started to recede. If we need to take a closer look at your jaw bone structure, we will go ahead and take x-rays. Gum disease screenings can detect the early stages of gum disease which can lead to early treatment if needed.
Gum disease is caused by an infection of the gums. Toxins will form from plaque, a sticky form of bacteria, that develops on your teeth. When this plaque doesn’t get brushed away or cleaned properly, it can affect the gums surrounding your teeth and cause tender gums, bone deterioration, changes to your bite, and even tooth loss. Practicing good oral hygiene and scheduling regular cleanings with us is a great way to help prevent gum disease.