You can prevent many dental problems by brushing and flossing daily along with regular cleanings at your general and cosmetic dentistry office. But even with careful dental care, your teeth may need extra help to stay healthy. Many cosmetic dentistry professionals recommend fluoride treatments and dental sealants to anyone wanting more protection for their teeth.
About Fluoride Treatments
Fluoride is one of the best ways to prevent cavities. Most toothpastes and mouthwashes contain fluoride to strengthen teeth; however, these products offer only a small fraction of the fluoride that full treatments provide. A fluoride treatment applied by a cosmetic dentist strengthens teeth and helps fight cavities better than any other method. Fluoride is applied to the teeth as a liquid, and the procedure only takes a few minutes.
About Dental Sealants
Dental sealants are clear, plastic-based coatings that are applied to the surface of the teeth. They fill in the small gaps, grooves, and fissures where bacteria and plaque are likely to cause cavities, especially on the backmost molars. Dental sealants last between five and 10 years before needing replacement at your cosmetic dentistry office. This procedure only requires one short appointment for application.
Benefits of Fluoride Treatments and Dental Sealants
Dentistry professionals commonly recommend fluoride treatments and dental sealants for children and teenagers whose teeth need extra protection. But increasingly, adults are finding the benefits of these procedures too. Sealants save time and money by preventing issues such as cavities. Fluoride treatments strengthen teeth, making them more durable and resistant to decay. Anyone who wants added protection or is prone to cavities may benefit from these simple dentistry procedures.
If you want a stronger, healthier smile, ask about fluoride treatments and dental sealants at your next general or cosmetic dentistry appointment. Dr. Kenn Kakosian, DDS is a leader in teeth whitening and oral health in NYC. At our modern, comfortable, and friendly office in Manhattan, we are happy to answer your questions and help you decide if these treatments are right for you. Learn more about all of our general and cosmetic dentistry specialties by calling (212) 661-0949.