Prevention is Your Best Weapon Against Cavities
Did you know that tooth decay is five times more common than asthma and entirely preventable?
Tooth decay is caused by bacteria that builds up on tooth surfaces as a clear, sticky film called plaque. Plaque feeds on the sugars left on your teeth by the foods you eat and produces acids that attack your tooth enamel, making them vulnerable to infection. Brushing and flossing remove plaque and protect your tooth enamel.
But. being parents ourselves. we know how difficult it can be to always make sure your child is brushing and flossing properly. So, is there anything else you can do to help prevent bacteria-causing cavities from attacking your child’s teeth? Yes, there is!
Fluoride treatments and sealants have proven to be powerful allies in the fight against tooth decay. The infographic below shows how effective they be in protecting your child’s teeth:
Have questions about fluoride treatments or sealants for your child? Our team at Hamilton Co. Pediatric Dentistry would love to answer them! Please contact us or call our office and we would be happy to answer your questions or set up an appointment for you with Dr. Juntgen.