Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Tooth Decay, Sealants and Your Children

Marietta dentist, Kirk Kimmerling believes a healthy mouth means a healthier life, and every child needs to be healthy. A simple procedure done at the dentist called a sealant can make a significant difference in preventing decay.  Sealants are applied to the chewing surfaces of teeth.  They are applied to fill pits and fissures that occur naturally in teeth.  These defects offer bacteria a perfect place for plaque and pieces of food to hide.  Sealants fill and cover the pits and fissures, preventing the process of decay.

Prevention is always better than treating a tooth with decay, and since sealants are a highly effective way to prevent decay, it's excellent for your child.