Sealants and Fluoride
At Elite Smiles Dental, we believe that prevention is one of the most important parts of maintaining a happy, healthy smile. Thankfully, there are several simple, quick, and economical options available to keep your teeth healthy for years to come!
Two of these are sealant and fluoride treatments. These services provide some of the best ways to strengthen your teeth and prevent dental problems before they occur. Both are simple and minimally-invasive treatment options.
What Are Sealants?
Sealants are thin layers of protective coating. When painted over your teeth, they provide an extra layer of protection against food particles and bacteria. Sealants are made from tooth-colored resin material. This material is painted directly onto the teeth and hardened with a special curing light.
Once hardened, the sealant will form a smooth surface over the tooth. Your tooth will not only be protected from harmful bacteria – but it will also be easier than ever to keep clean.
What is Fluoride and How Can It Help Me?
Fluoride is a naturally-occurring mineral. When enough of this mineral is ingested, it will begin to build upon the surface of your teeth. Over time, fluoride can help fight plaque and decay while strengthening your enamel. Fluoride is found in most dental hygiene products like toothpaste and mouthwash. Because fluoride is so important for your oral health, many cities add this mineral to local drinking water.
If you are not getting enough fluoride in your everyday life, our doctors may recommend a fluoride treatment. These treatments are especially important for children. Fluoride provides extra strength and support to children’s teeth as they are developing. These treatments are long-lasting and provide a variety of oral health benefits for patients of all ages!
Isn’t Brushing Enough to Protect my Teeth?
Brushing and flossing every day is extremely important for your health. Keeping up with daily oral hygiene habits goes a long way to help prevent gum disease, decay, and a variety of other issues. Unfortunately, home hygiene isn’t always enough to keep your mouth healthy.
Taking advantage of preventative services such as fluoride and sealant treatments can help:
· Strengthen your enamel
· Protect your teeth from bacteria and food debris
· Reduce the build-up of plaque and tartar
· Make brushing easier and more effective
Sealant and fluoride treatments are fast, easy, and cost-efficient ways to protect your teeth! If you would like to learn more about our preventative services, call us today at 812-232-6654. We would be happy to answer any of your questions or schedule a consultation.