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Did you know...
- Dental decay is the leading preventable disease in children
- Decay in children ages 0-5 is increasing
- 1 out of 3 children have decay by age 3, and it jumps to nearly 50% by age 5
- Last year, there were approximately 7,200 dental related operating room cases and 85% of those were children with the average age being 4-5 years old
Dental sealants are a dental treatment intended to prevent tooth decay. It is a thin plastic coating applied to the chewing (top) surfaces of molars to cover all of the deep grooves and pits. This thin layer helps keep food and bacteria out of grooves, protecting the teeth from cavities. Sealants are quick and easy to apply and are totally painless!
Silver Diamine Flouride (SDF)
Silver Diamine fluoride is a liquid used to help cavities from growing or spreading to other teeth. It is made up of silver which helps kill bacteria, fluoride which helps teeth rebuild the material they are made of and a water base. It has been used in foreign countries for more than 80 years and has been used in the US for the past five years. Silver diamine kills bacteria that causes cavities so is a great tool in stopping the spread of decay in young children, special needs patients or the elderly-all individuals who might find a dental visit difficult. Silver diamine is applied directly to the surface of the tooth surface and is completely painless. The only known side effect is that is stains the treated areas back. This can also be covered by a filling at a later time if necessary.
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