Importance of Good Oral Health for your Child
Cavities usually come into your child’s life and interfere with their health and wellbeing. Cavities will interfere with their health, and keep on doing so unless something is done to arrest their development. The kids will miss school since they are in pain, and eventually, perform poorly in their exams. Having good oral health ensures they can go to school as normal, perform well in their exams, and also be a part of all extracurricular activities, which helps them live a normal and healthy life.
You can train your kids well, but they still will not brush their teeth perfectly. Most of them hate doing it anyway. Those who do not mind do not focus on the back teeth which are hard to reach. It so happens that those back teeth have pits and grooves that present a perfect chance for bacteria to breed on the food particles suck in there. As time goes, there will be tooth decay, which then leads to cavities. You need to arrange for dental appointments for your kids, with a pediatric dentist. It for one ensures that such developments in their teeth are observed early enough and stopped. It also gives them time to apply preventative measures, in this case applying a sealant. A sealant becomes an option under special cases. A dentist takes it as an option when there is a previous history of cavities, there are deeper pits and grooves, the existence of plaque, the onset of decay, the enamel has some structural issues, and for continued orthodontic treatment.
Applying the sealant is a relatively fast process, one which comes with no pain for the child. The kid’s teeth are cleaned, then dried. The surfaces to be sealed are then made a bit course by use of a conditioner specifically designed for such purposes, acidic in nature. Such a coarse surface makes for the best place for the sealant to latch on. The sealant is then applied, then a special laser curing light is used to harden the sealant in place.
Using laser in such a procedure is beneficial due to its antibiotic properties. The laser beam will eliminate any bacterial it finds in the pits and grooves on the teeth. The beams get to destroy even those in the cavities since they can travel into those tiny spaces and in the process eliminate the bacteria in there. You can, therefore, be confident that your child will not have cavities growing once the procedure is done. The use of laser is also to maintain the structural integrity of the teeth since it involves less disturbance of the teeth, thus lowering the risk of fractures developing.
It is thus important for you to find out if the local pediatric dental clinic has those laser devices in place.