We see children as the future leaders of our community, and as parents and health professionals, our team at Ortega Cottage Dentistry want to make sure that we set them up for success. Dr. Kim takes oral care in children seriously, but also make sure it is fun for the children as well. We take great pride in making sure that they understand why it is important to brush and floss twice a day, while also making sure to explain why sugary drinks and snacks can be bad for your teeth. Our team will start with a gentle cleaning followed by a thorough assessment of your child and give recommendations based on each child’s diet and needs. Most recommendations include applying sealants to adult molars and applying topical Fluoride to help strengthen enamel and fight tooth decay.
We often recommend sealants on permanent teeth to help prevent cavities. Sealants are often placed in adult premolars and molars to help block out the anatomical grooves of the teeth where plaque and bacteria often get trapped, leading to tooth decay.
Applying sealants to a child or adult is painless, easy, and fast. We start by cleaning and conditioning the tooth surface, then paint the sealant into the grooves of the teeth, effectively blocking future food and plaque out. Sealants can last for years before needing replacement, and are great for both children and adults to prevent tooth decay. With proper care and support, we can make sure your child’s mouth is healthy and happy going forward.
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We do our best to ensure you and your child are comfortable and understand every step of any treatment given. Make an appointment with Dr. Michael Kim, so he and his dental team can explain more to you about the best dental plan for your family.