Sometimes brushing is not enough, especially when it comes to those hard-to-reach spots in your mouth. It is difficult for your toothbrush to get in between the small cracks and grooves on your teeth. If left alone, those tiny areas can develop tooth decay. Sealants give your teeth extra protection against decay and help prevent cavities.
Dental sealants are resins that bond and harden in the deep grooves on your tooth’s surface. When a tooth is sealed, the tiny grooves become smooth and are less likely to harbor plaque. With sealants, brushing your teeth becomes easier and more effective.
Sealants are typically applied to children’s teeth after their permanent teeth have erupted as a preventive measure against tooth decay.
Sport Mouth Guard
A mouth guard offers protection during any activity that could result in a blow to the face or mouth. A properly fitted mouth guard can help prevent broken teeth and injuries to the lips, tongue, face or jaw.
When a baby tooth is lost early through decay or injury, adjacent teeth could shift and begin to fill the empty space. When permanent teeth emerge, there’s not enough room for them and this results in crooked or crowded teeth and difficulties with chewing or speaking. A space maintainer is used to hold the spot left by the lost tooth until the permanent tooth emerges