Practice Prevention Over Restoration with Sealants and Fluoride from Cottage Dental Care
Regular brushing, flossing and routine cleanings all do their part to keep tooth decay at bay. However, there are additional ways you can prevent oral health issues from taking hold of your mouth. If concerned about protecting your teeth, sealants and fluoride can significantly reduce the risk of cavities. And Cottage Dental Care has the tools and team necessary to apply sealants and fluoride, keeping your mouth healthy for years to come.
What Are Sealants?
Sealants (or fissure sealants) are a protective coating that limits the areas where cavities typically occur. Even with consistent brushing and flossing, some areas of your mouth are more difficult to reach than others. As such, tooth decay likes to start in these “hard to reach” portions of your mouth. However, by applying sealant (primarily to the back teeth you use for chewing), these crevices can be filled or covered, prevent cavities from occurring.
What Is Fluoride?
Fluoride can be found naturally in the water you drink and the food you eat. It’s a natural mineral found in the earth’s soil that, conveniently, strengthens and protects your teeth from decay. And if you’re especially concerned about cavities, our dentists can directly apply topical fluoride to the surface of your teeth. Applying fluoride directly to your teeth helps protect them from naturally occurring acids that dissolve sugar. Also, if fluoride is present during the natural remineralization process, your tooth enamel is strengthened further.
Why Should You Get Sealants and Fluoride?
Sealants and fluoride are beneficial to the teeth of individuals of all ages. However, fluoride is especially helpful for children, as it aids in the strengthening and development of teeth. Additionally, for adults, fluoride helps with oral health issues such as gum disease, dry mouth conditions and more. And while the application of either is no excuse for unhealthy eating and poor dental hygiene, they act as an extra layer of protection for anything you might miss during regular brushing and flossing.
Our Other Dental Services for Bloomington IL
Oral DNA testing: We offer saliva testing for signs of periodontal disease and a mucosal viral infection known as HPV that could potentially lead to oral cancer.
Learn More about Sealants and Fluoride
Prevent dental decay from taking hold of your teeth with the application of sealants and fluoride in Bloomington IL, from Cottage Dental Care. To learn more about this, or other dental health procedures we perform, contact us today at 309-228-9578 to request an appointment. Also, our office is located at 2206 Cottage Ave, Bloomington, IL 61701.