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Great Grins Children’s Dentistry

How Do Sealants Work

How Do Sealants Work?

Sealants help protect teeth from plaque and bacteria. Just like athletes wear helmets and padding to protect their bodies, sealants shield your teeth from tooth decay and eventual cavities. These plastic resins bond and harden onto tiny grooves on the surface of the tooth, forming a protective barrier.
Brushing and flossing are essential to keeping the teeth clean and getting rid of plaque. However, brushing and flossing alone cannot always reach every part of each tooth. Oftentimes, food particles and bacteria like to hide in crevices and uneven areas on the teeth. Molars are especially hard to keep cavity-free because of their uneven surfaces.
If your child suffers from cavities, this can be a helpful preventative treatment option.

What are the Benefits?

Every tooth has the potential to get cavities, but tooth decay is typically most prevalent on the tops of the back teeth. At Great Grins Children’s Dentistry, we can provide this treatment quickly and painlessly. After sealing the teeth, the small grooves will be smoother and less likely to form plaque. Plus, it will be easier for your child to clean the teeth while brushing and can help prevent tooth decay for years to come. In addition, your child will be more likely to avoid dental fillings in the future.

Before Your Visit

To prepare your child, let them know that it is a quick and painless process. First, we will clean and dry the tooth and place an acidic gel on it to ensure proper bonding. After a few seconds, we will rinse off the gel and dry the tooth again. Next, we will apply the sealant to the tooth’s grooves. We will then use a special blue light to harden it. And that’s it!

If cavities are a concern because of a history, or if your child refuses to brush regularly, contact us to schedule an appointment and see if sealants are right for your child! The earlier your child receives treatment, the healthier teeth will be and the more money you will save in the long run.


Halloween Candy Buy Back: Give Back This Halloween!

Give Back This Halloween! Great Grins Children’s Dentistry is partnering with Operation Gratitude to bring you our Halloween Candy Buy Back program. Participation in this event will give you an opportunity to SUPPORT OUR TROOPS.

 Halloween Candy Buy Back: How it Works

Bring your Halloween candy to the Great Grins office on November 2nd and 3rd from 4:00 to 6:00pm and we’ll buy your child’s candy for $1 per pound (up to 5 lbs) and send the candy to the troops!

This opportunity is open to the community, so please tell your friends and neighbors and help us to give back!

Pediatric Dentist In Tucson – The Importance Of Proper Dental Care

If you are looking for a dental care professional that can help ensure the dental health of your children, look no further than a Great Grins Children’s Dentistry, your pediatric dentist in Tucson. The importance of proper dental care simply cannot be underestimated, and you really should look into hiring such a professional as early on as possible in your child’s life.

Many parents seem unsure of when the proper age is to bring a child in for his first visit to a pediatric dentist. Most experts actually agree that the earlier it is the better, with many agreeing that around the time of his first birthday is ideal. Although this may seem too soon to bring a child to the dentist–most children haven’t fully developed teeth yet at this age after all–doing so will help ensure that the teeth that will appear shortly will be in healthy condition.

Keep in mind that the condition of your child’s first teeth will have an impact on the condition of his subsequent permanent teeth, and even other aspects of his overall health. By taking care of his first teeth–and this includes periodic and early visits to a pediatric dentist in Tucson – he will have a much better chance of growing up with strong and healthy teeth and better overall health throughout the rest of his life. As a parent, this is one of the best things you can do for your child, so it is important to take this responsibility very seriously!

Get your child on the road to good dental health today! Call us at Great Grins Children’s Dentistry at (520) 325-4746 and we will be glad to tell you more.

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    Great Grins Children's Dentistry
    3953 E. Paradise Falls Drive, Suite 110
    Tucson, AZ 85712
    Phone: (520) 325-4746
    Fax: (520) 319-1031
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