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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.

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Tooth Fairy Found at Kid’s Dentist!

The tooth fairy, who has previously been seen in Arizona schools, libraries, and daycare, has been found! She’s a resident at our dentist office, Great Grins Children’s Dentistry. She is happy to spread the word about what’s going on at Great Grins. For example, she’ll be happy to tell any group you can think of about our new and improved state of the art office, which is guaranteed to be more inviting than anything other pediatric dentists out there have. She’s up to go to mom’s groups even, to tell you all about our friendly staff who are trained specifically to handle children.

Our lovely tooth fairy is also happy to tell you and your little ones about her roommate Jesse! Jesse is our hypo allergenic mascot, who’s always around to comfort kids before they see the dentist. Jesse and the tooth fairy make a great team, because they’re both willing to help you and your children calm nerves before seeing one of our excellent Doctors!

In case you haven’t seen the tooth fairy around town, she’s available to make visits to any locations you can think of. She’s a very good friend to have, and she’ll even read a story to your kids! Then she’ll coach them on some healthy eating habits and follow up with a quick lesson on flossing. All you have to do is get in contact with us. We’re the only kids dentist in Tucson to have multiple friends to get you through a smooth dentist visit, so call us at Great Grins Children’s Dentistry! The phone number is 520-325-4746.

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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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