A sealant is a strong, plastic, clear or tooth-colored coating that a dental hygienist applies to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth where pit and fissures form. A sealant acts as a barrier, protecting the enamel from bacterial plaque in these cavity-prone areas.
Fluoride treatments are especially important for children under the age of six. Even though young children don’t yet have their permanent teeth, fluoride treatments can prevent bacteria build-up around the gums, fight gingivitis and help establish long-term dental health.
Children may need space maintainers if they lose a tooth early or have a baby (primary) tooth extracted due to dental decay.A space maintainer is an appliance that is custom-made by a dentist or orthodontist in acrylic or metal material. It can be either removable or cemented in a child’s mouth. Its purpose is to keep the space open to allow the permanent tooth to erupt and come into place.
Mouth guards, also called mouth protectors, help cushion a blow to the face, minimizing the risk of broken teeth and injuries to your lips, tongue, face or jaw. They typically cover the upper teeth and are a great way to protect the soft tissues of your tongue, lips and cheek lining.