Fluoride, Sealants, Fillings: Choosing the Right Superhero for Your Child’s Oral Health
Superman or Spider-man? Batman or Wonder Woman? Our team of pediatric specialists can help you determine which superhero treatment options are best for your child’s health!
While dental treatment options can’t help your child climb up skyscrapers like Spider-man or fly like Superman, they can certainly help in maintaining your child’s oral health. Unsure which superhero they need? We’ve got you covered:
Fluoride – The Hulk that delivers superhuman strength to teeth.
Maybe fluoride isn’t superhuman like the Hulk. But fluoride is a beneficial element that prevents cavities by strengthening tooth enamel. And fluoride can even reverse early cavities that have just started to form. The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends two treatments a year, so arm your child’s teeth with (almost) superhuman strength to fight cavities when they visit our office for their cleaning and check up every 6 months.
Sealants – The Iron Man that protects teeth from decay.
Teeth have a lot of nooks and crannies, and sometimes a toothbrush can’t reach all the pits and grooves. Sealants protect these vulnerable areas of teeth by “sealing out” plaque and food much like Iron Man’s armor protects him from the bad guys, which is especially important for permanent teeth coming in starting around age 6.
Fillings – The Wolverine that contains healing powers for teeth.
The healing powers of a filling don’t come close to Wolverine’s, but fillings can be used to either fill or repair cavities and other defects on teeth. Our pediatric dentist can let you know if composite resin or ionomer would be best for your child’s treatment needs.
Whether you’re looking to strengthen your child’s teeth, protect from decay or repair a cavity, choose a superhero to treat your child’s teeth and benefit his or her oral health.