Dental Sealant Q & A

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In this post from the Pediatric Dental Center we take a look at dental sealants, one of the most effective tools available for helping to prevent cavities. Q. What are dental sealants? A. Dental sealants are plastic barriers applied to the biting surfaces of teeth. They prevent cavities by filling in the grooves and fissures…


Is The Humble Toothbrush Obsolete?

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Are manual toothbrushes obsolete? Would you believe people have been asking that question for more than fifty years? At The Pediatric Dental Center, we assure parents everywhere that the answer is no. When it comes to maintaining your dental health, and your children’s, an old school manual toothbrush is up to the task. “Wait a…


New Parents: Educate Yourselves About Children’s Oral Health

This message from the Pediatric Dental Center is for new parents or couples planning for children sometime in the future. The statistics on early childhood tooth decay are sobering. According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, 42% of U.S. children between 2 and 11 years old have in their primary teeth. It…


3 Cavity Fighters For Kids

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Most parents know the basics of children’s dental health: brush regularly, reduce sugar intake, limit snacking, and get enough calcium and Vitamin D. At Pediatric Dental Center we recommend three additional tools for preventing cavities in youngsters: Sealants Fluoride supplements Oral rinses Dental sealants are applied to the chewing surfaces of the molars, where they…


Dental Sealants Prevent Cavities

Regular brushing and flossing are essential in preventing tooth decay. But another valuable tool are dental sealants, available at the Pediatric Dental Center. Dental sealants are a thin layer of plastic painted onto the chewing surfaces of the molars. Applying them is completely painless, and once they’re on they can prevent eighty percent of cavities…


Are Dental Sealants the Same as Dental Fillings?

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Dental sealants can play a critical role in children’s dental health. They are an extra layer of  protection for your teeth, and are available at the Pediatric Dental Center. How do Dental Sealants and Dental Fillings Differ? Dental sealants and dental fillings are used on teeth but have different applications. Fillings repair a tooth after…