How often does your child visit the dentist? Do you go to the dentist only when needed, and when the damage has already been done? It should be good practice to go to the dentist at least twice a year for regular teeth cleaning and check-up, and for preventive maintenance.
If there is one procedure that you should be getting your kids, this should be it: DENTAL SEALANTS.
WHAT ARE DENTAL SEALANTS?
Dental sealants are special coatings placed on the chewing surfaces of the permanent teeth, usually the back teeth (premolars and molars), to help prevent tooth decay. These are especially needed at the back since toothbrushing sometimes does not reach all the way into the grooves.
WHO NEEDS DENTAL SEALANTS THE MOST?
Kids aged 6 years old and above are the best candidates since this is the start of the mixed-dentition period where the milk teeth are joined by erupted and erupting permanent teeth. This is also the phase where they brush their teeth all on their own, and as we all know, not all kids are great in brushing their teeth properly. Most tend to ignore the problem areas like the back of the mouth that may lead to cavities and decay.
HOW LONG DO DENTAL SEALANTS LAST?
Similar to tooth fillings, dental sealants can protect the teeth for as long as it can. Sealants can protect the teeth through the cavity-prone years of ages 6 to 14, but it also depends on their eating habits. Grinding hard-to-chew food may lead to cracks and can make dental sealants worn down.
HOW MUCH DO DENTAL SEALANTS COST?
The cost for dental sealants may vary from various dental clinics. At DENTAL WORLD MANILA, where you are assured of the quality of the sealant, each dental sealant is Php 2,800. The number of teeth needed to be sealed depends on your child’s case. Typically, children should get sealants on their permanent molars and premolars as soon as these teeth come in.
Dental sealant procedures are relatively cheaper than having to go to the dentist for root canals, etc (as a solution for tooth decay). Remember: “Prevention is better than cure.”
Aside from these specialized procedures, DENTAL WORLD MANILA also offers advanced digital x-rays, in-house! There is no need to transfer to another clinic since Dental World Manila is a one-stop-shop dental clinic perfect for busy mommies and daddies.
Once several permanent teeth erupt, dentists may require your kid to have a dental x-ray to check between teeth (because we don’t want to wait till the cavities are big enough to see with your own eyes), and for many other possible reasons such as impacted teeth, for orthodontics, etc.
What’s nice about having your dental x-ray in DENTAL WORLD is the fact that it is already digital. The result is ready in about 5-10 minutes and is emailed to you right away for your personal copy. How cool is that?
Dental World Manila’s x-ray facilities are top-of-the-line, and since it is digital, the radiation exposure is very minimal.
Schedule your child’s dental appointment today at any DENTAL WORLD MANILA branch.
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