Brushing and flossing your teeth not only helps them stay whiter, but it is the best defense against tooth cavities and other forms of tooth decay. Tooth decay, also called cavities, are some of the common reasons our patients at Advanced Dental Care experience toothaches and oral pain. Foods that are rich in sugar and carbohydrates commonly destroy the tooth enamel and inner dentin when left in your mouth. But nightly brushing and flossing keeps these bacteria from forming plaque on your tooth enamel. When you come to visit North Attleboro general dentist, Dr. Naiman at Advanced Dental Care, he will gladly go over proper brushing and flossing techniques so that you and your children can avoid cavities.
For some children, Dr. Naiman may recommend dental sealants or varnishes to prevent cavities from forming. The grooves and depressions that form the chewing surfaces of back teeth are extremely difficult to clean or bacteria and food debris, particularly for children who are inexperienced in tooth brushing and flossing. Nearly all of the cavities our North Attleboro dentist diagnoses in school-aged children are a result of trapped food on the back teeth. A sealant is a resin that is applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth, molars, or premolars. After bonding into the grooves of these teeth, sealants create a protective barrier around the tooth, preventing plaque and acid from deteriorating the enamel.
If your child has had several cavities, we highly recommend that you visit Advanced Dental Care to speak with Dr. Naiman about dental sealants. This preventive procedure can protect your child’s teeth for many years. If you child is complaining about localized tooth pain or has unusual sensitivity to hot or cold foods, bring them to see North Attlebor family dentist, Dr. Naiman, as they may have a cavity.