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By Family Dental Care
August 30, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

How dental sealants from your Rocky Hill, Connecticut dentist can protect your teethfillings

If you’ve taught your children to regularly brush and floss, that’s great! You’ve taken an important step in ensuring your children enjoy a painless, beautiful smile. Now, let’s take another step and talk about dental sealants! Dental sealants are one of the most important weapons in fighting tooth decay. Dr. Edward and Dr. Mary Pergiovanni at Family Dental Care in Rocky Hill, Connecticut want to share how dental sealants can save your children’s teeth.

There are many deep grooves and crevices on the top surfaces of teeth. It’s all part of normal tooth anatomy. Unfortunately, it is difficult to thoroughly clean the plaque and bacteria out from these grooves and crevices. Sealants function as a protective coating over the top surfaces of permanent teeth. The sealant keeps out harmful plaque bacteria and food debris, preventing tooth decay before it starts.

Tooth decay happens because the plaque bacteria mixes with the sugars in the foods your children eat. This combination produces a strong acid which can eat through tough tooth enamel, causing a cavity.

The deep grooves and crevices are main areas for tooth decay to start. By having sealants placed, your children are protected. The sealant treatment uses a clear liquid plastic that is spread onto the chewing surfaces of permanent molars. The liquid is hardened with a special light.

There are many benefits of dental sealant treatment. Consider:

  • Dental sealant treatment is quick, requiring only a few minutes
  • Dental sealant treatment is pain-free, requiring no anesthetic
  • Dental sealants protect against tooth decay and tooth pain
  • Dental sealants protect against needing expensive dental restorations later on

The current recommendations are that your child has dental sealants placed on the permanent first molars between the ages of 5 and 7, and on the second permanent molars between the ages of 11 and 14.

Dental sealants are only appropriate for healthy teeth with no cavities or dental fillings. Don’t wait until your child has a cavity. Instead, call Dr. Edward and Dr. Mary Pergiovanni at Family Dental Care in Rocky Hill, Connecticut. Call today and protect your children’s teeth!

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Dr. Mary Pergiovanni has been named the 2017 recipient of the Hartford Dental Society Dr. James & Ella Burr McManus Award

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Dr. Mary Pergiovanni receives the 2017 Hartford Dental Society James and Ella Burr McManus Award

 

Dr. Ed and Dr. Mary Pergiovanni recently volunteered for their 9th Connecticut Mission of Mercy Dental Clinic. Click on the link below to see Dr. Mary featured in a news clip which aired on NBC30.
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