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Posts for: February, 2016

By Frederic Mrugala, D.D.S.
February 22, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental sealants  

Protect your child’s teeth with sealants

You’ve taught your child to brush regularly, and even begun to teach your child how to floss; but your child still drinks a lot of juice and eats sugary things. You wonder if brushing and flossing are enough. The truth is brushing and flossing may not be enough because dental sealantsthere are deep grooves and crevices in the chewing surfaces of your child’s teeth. Dr. Frederic Mrugala in Westmont, Illinois wants you to know about dental sealants, the perfect way to protect your child’s teeth from decay.

Dental decay starts when bacteria join with the sugar in foods and drinks, forming a bacterial acid. The acid is strong enough to eat through the dental enamel and form a cavity. The deep grooves and crevices of normal dental anatomy are the perfect place for bacteria and food to hide. Dr. Mrugala wants you to know that dental sealants provide a protective barrier to help shield your child’s teeth against decay.

Dental sealants begin as a liquid plastic material that is applied to the chewing surfaces of your child’s teeth. The material flows into the deep grooves and crevices, filling them up. Dr. Mrugala uses a special ultraviolet light to harden the sealant material into a protective shield on your child’s teeth.

There are many benefits to dental sealants and Dr. Mrugala recommends sealants on your child’s first molars between the ages of 5 and 7 and second molars between the ages of 11 and 14. Early placement of sealants means less chance of decay down the road. Sealants help to prevent pain and damage from decay and help your child to avoid more serious dental problems later on.

When you bring your child in for dental sealants with Dr. Mrugala, you as a parent should feel secure knowing you’ve done the best for your child. Dental sealants are great protection for your child’s teeth, so don’t delay. Call Dr. Frederic Mrugala your family dentist in Westmont, Illinois and protect your child’s teeth with dental sealants!