Woodstock General and Implant Dentistry on May 23, 2017

Services for Kids

The team at Woodstock General & Implant Dentistry recognizes that children have unique dental concerns.  Our goal is to help parents establish healthy oral hygiene habits for their kids and develop an individualized preventative plan to protect teeth from decay – avoiding the need for expensive future treatments like fillings, crowns, and extractions.

We also provide the latest treatments in orthodontics to shape a healthy smile and properly aligned bite, so your child’s permanent teeth can last a lifetime.

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Sealants Prevent Tooth Decay

Sealants are a composite coating that is painted onto the uneven chewing surface of a tooth to keep out the germs and food particles that tooth decay.

We recommend that a sealant be applied to your child’s permanent molars soon after they have emerged from the gums. This preventive measure will help protect the teeth from damage and avoid future fillings and crowns. Although sealants are not permanent, they can last from five to ten years, providing protection during the most cavity-prone years.

How We Apply Sealants

The sealant procedure is simply & quickly performed during a child’s regular cleaning appointment. Once the teeth that will receive the sealants have been thoroughly cleaned, we put a preparation gel on the chewing surface of the tooth to help the sealant adhere properly. A short time later, this gel is rinsed off and we paint the composite sealant material onto the chewing surface the tooth. A couple of minutes later, the sealant is dried and the tooth is protected!