Unfortunately, children eat and drink many things which can encourage tooth decay.
Daily brushing with fluoride toothpaste, cutting down on sweet food and drinks and regular dental care as directed by the team at Dental Matters will do much to reduce tooth decay.
However, these tactics cannot be guaranteed to stop the problem of decay altogether.
This is because the chewing surfaces of children’s back teeth contain pits and fissures which are so narrow that even a toothbrush filament is too large to reach inside and clean thoroughly.
Sealants are protective plastic coatings applied on the pits, fissures, and grooves of permanent teeth. They form a shield keeping bacteria from getting into the teeth’s minute crevices. The smoother surfaces resulting from the application of the sealants also make cleaning teeth easier.