Keeping your smile bright and happy!
A dental sealant is a thin, plastic coating painted on the chewing surfaces of teeth. To prevent tooth decay, The sealant quickly bonds into the depressions and grooves of the teeth, forming a protective shield over the enamel of each tooth. Applying sealant is a simple and painless process. It takes only a few minutes. Sealants can protect teeth from decay for up to 10 years, but they need to be checked for chipping or wearing at regular dental check-ups.
Teeth cleanings are essential not just for clean teeth, but a healthy mind and body as well. Having a routine clean is a perfect way to ensure that your teeth are nice and clean, as well as being a gateway for your dentist to check your teeth for any problems. A professional teeth cleaning is done by the hygienist at a dentist’s office. The hygienist uses tools to remove tartar from your teeth to prevent certain diseases or other effects from happening due to build up on the teeth.
Fluoride is a mineral that occurs naturally in many foods and water. Every day, minerals are added to and lost from a tooth’s enamel layer through two processes, demineralization and remineralization. Minerals are lost from a tooth’s enamel layer when acids formed from plaque bacteria and sugars in the mouth attack the enamel. Fluoride helps prevent tooth decay by making the tooth more resistant to acid attacks from plaque bacteria and sugars in the mouth. It also reverses early decay.