At our Bergenfield dental office, Teaneck Dentist, our team of helpful, experienced staff members believe in providing high quality dental services for patients of all ages. That means that we offer excellent dental care for children as well as adults. The main dental issue that tends to occur in children is dental decay and cavities. Dental decay is mainly the result of bacteria. Harmful bacteria such as tartar and plaque are constantly forming and spreading on the teeth and within the mouth. These bacteria, if not properly removed through diligent brushing and flossing techniques (something that younger patients tend to neglect), they can eat away at the teeth’s enamel, causing small holes of decay called cavities. Cavities can be painful and require varying extents of dental work.
One way to prevent dental decay in children that we recommend at our Bergenfield dental office is the use of dental sealants. Dental sealants are thin plastic coatings that are placed over your children’s teeth in order to protect them from decay. They are typically used on the back teeth, because this is where most chewing happens and therefore where the most decay usually occurs. The plastic coating fill in and cover up the grooves that are hard to brush and clean thoroughly, where food and bacteria usually linger for a long time. We recommend that you bring your child in to our Bergenfield dental office for dental sealants as soon as their first permanent molars grow in. We would love to discuss with you further during your child’s next appointment at Teaneck Dentist.
If you are interested in learning more about dental sealants or any of the other various services available to you and your family at our Bergenfield dental office, we invite you to visit the Teaneck Dentist website. There you will find plenty of relevant information about our services and more. If you have any questions or concerns that you feel we can help you with, do not hesitate to contact us by phone or online. We are looking forward to seeing you and your family soon at Teaneck Dentist.