Preventive treatments such as fluoride treatment and dental sealants are usually recommended for adults and children to limit tooth decay.
What Is Flouride Treatment?
Flouride helps aid in the prevention of tooth decay as well as the build-up of plaque. Fluoride varnish is applied topically at each prophy visit.
What Are Dental Sealants?
Sealants are a preventative treatment that protects teeth against decay. The procedure works by coating the chewing surfaces of your back teeth with a strong resin or glass ionomer seal that prevents food and plaque from collecting in the bumps and crevices where toothbrush bristles cannot reach.
Because of their higher risk of tooth decay, children and teens are often recommended to receive dental sealants, but this treatment can also be beneficial for adults as part of a regular dental regimen. Sealants are relatively inexpensive, last several years and can be reapplied as necessary during regular dental visits.
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