What if the Greentree team could not only provide a welcoming and friendly dental experience for your children, but also a simple treatment to help them prevent cavities?
Isn’t Regular Brushing Enough?
While regular brushing and flossing is critical to cavity prevention, even thorough and consistent brushing cannot always reach all the grooves and depressions in your child's teeth. Food particles often get caught in hard to reach places like the premolars and molars, leading to the development of cavities.
The Power of Dental Sealants
Prevention is a priority at Greentree. We have found that helping patients stop cavities before they occur is the most cost effective approach to dentistry and the best approach for long-term oral health. Dental sealants provide protection. Sealants are dental materials used to fill in the grooves and depressions in teeth. Sealants create a smooth surface that is easier to clean and keep food particles from settling in and causing cavities.
When is the best time to get sealants?
Because teeth are most vulnerable to decay when they first come in, the American Dental Association recommends kids receive dental sealants as soon as their adult teeth erupt.
Quick, Easy and Pain-free
The application of dental sealants is easy and pain-free. The Greentree team simply prepares the teeth, paints the sealant onto the tooth enamel, and the plastic resin bonds into the grooves and depressions as it quickly hardens. As a result, teeth are well protected against plaque and decay. Sealants typically last for up to ten years with normal chewing before a reapplication may be needed. As part of our oral health process, the Greentree team checks sealants to ensure all is well during regular dental visits.
According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), children’s cavities most commonly occur in places that sealants could have prevented. While sealants typically cost less than half the price of a filling, they are also likely to be covered by insurance.
The entire Greentree team highly recommends sealants for children and adolescents to protect teeth and prevent cavities. Please contact us today to schedule your child’s appointment.