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Fluoride & Sealants

Dental Sealants

Dental sealants are dental treatments used to prevent cavities and seal crevices in the teeth. Getting sealants for teeth can go a long way in fighting dental problems that may occur later in a child’s development. The American Dental Association (ADA) maintains that dental sealants for kids and dental sealants for adults are both safe and effective.

Dental sealants are protective, composite seals placed over the crevices of a child’s or adult’s tooth where decay most often starts. They have proven successful in preventing cavities before they start!

Because children are always on the go and a little less than conscientious about brushing, and particularly for those who are prone to cavities, we suggest that you consider sealants for them. Even adults can benefit from a tooth sealant.

At Sage Dental, we review the patient’s oral health and their eating habits to decide whether sealants are appropriate for you or your children.

Fluoride Treatments

When it comes to achieving a beautiful smile, having a routine fluoride dental treatment should be part of your dental plan. Fluoride is used to prevent tooth decay by making teeth more resilient against plaque, bacteria and sugars.

It goes without saying that fluoride treatment for kids is a necessity. It is imperative that fluoride treatment for kids is done when permanent teeth are coming in as it helps strengthen developing teeth.

Most people assume a fluoride treatment is for kids. However, at Sage Dental, we offer fluoride dental treatments for adults as well. You are never too old to benefit from a fluoride dental treatment. Research shows that fluorides, whether from fluoride treatments, fluoride rinses or toothpaste, are an integral part of preventing tooth decay. An even more compelling reason for fluoride dental treatments in adults is that people with a variety of health issues including gum disease, dry mouth conditions and others are more at risk for tooth decay. Therefore, they need the additional protection that fluoride dental treatments provide for adults.

Our dentists at Sage Dental can give you an effective fluoride dental treatment to help strengthen the outer layer of your teeth and fight cavities. Fluoride applications after teeth cleanings typically make dental work last longer and can help to prevent tooth decay.

Call Sage Dental today to make an appointment for your fluoride dental treatment.