Whether you have a healthy mouth or some cavities, sealants can be beneficial for you. Sealants are a safe and painless way to protect your teeth from caries. A sealant is a plastic coating applied to the biting surfaces of the back teeth. The sealant forms a rigid shield that blocks food and bacteria from getting into the tiny grooves of your teeth and causing a cavity.
On the other hand, did you know that a fluoride rinse also helps keep teeth healthy and strong? Fluoride effectively prevents cavities by coating teeth and preventing plaque from building up and hardening on the tooth surface. Smiles on Randolph can help provide added protection if you want to keep your teeth healthy.
Preventive Care is Important
Fluoride TreatmentsThe fluoride treatment we use at Smiles on Randolph is more effective than that bought in convenience stores, having superior quality. It takes a couple of minutes to apply it at the end of the teeth cleaning but can have long-lasting effects. Avoid ingesting any food or drink for 30 minutes after treatment for maximum results and benefits.
The Smiles on Randolph team will carefully clean and dry the tooth and then apply a mild acid gel to the tooth to make the surface a little rough for firmer bonding. Your dentist will rinse off the gel after a few seconds, dry the tooth again and then press and apply the sealant into the tooth's grooves. When the sealant has been applied to the tooth, the dentist will harden it with a blue light. The bite should still be natural and comfortable when finished.
Don't wait until you have a disease or pain to see your dentist. Prevention is the best treatment for chronic diseases of the future.
With Smiles on Randolph, Your Teeth Are Healthy
Want to protect your smile and your family's smile for life? We offer a full line of preventive and general dentistry treatments designed to help you keep healthy teeth and gums. If you are in Crown Point, IN, we will be waiting for your call to make an appointment.