Fluoride and Dental Sealants
“Keep calm and smile on.” ~ Anonymous
Did you know plaque can result in acids that wear down your enamel and sap important minerals from your teeth? This process, known as demineralization, can negatively impact your oral health by making you more susceptible to cavities.
Fluoride aids in the fight against tooth decay in a process known as remineralization. When incorporated into the teeth and enamel, fluoride strengthens your teeth by making them more resistant to demineralization.
At Les Belles NYC, we recommend fluoride in moderation as a preventative measure to ensure your teeth remain healthy.
What are dental sealants and how do they help? Put simply, dental sealants protect the natural grooves and fissures of your molars from the accumulation of bacteria which can cause decay. Children, in particular, benefit from dental sealants. When permanent molars erupt, they have newly exposed, hard-to-clean fissures and grooves where bacteria can collect and produce the acids that cause dental decay. Dental sealants offer a protective shield for those areas.
At Les Belles NYC, our commitment is to help our patients and their families achieve and maintain a high level of oral health. To that end, we use biocompatible materials that are safe for children and adults.