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Protect Your Teeth: Preventive Steps Toward Better Oral Health

Taking preventive measures to protect your teeth from decay is essential for maintaining your natural smile. While prevention includes maintaining good at-home oral hygiene practices and making it to your routine dental visits, there are additional steps you can take to help keep your teeth healthy, strong, and safeguarded against the harmful bacteria that leads to decay and cavities. Some of the following preventive measures are commonly associated with protective treatments appropriate for children, but they can be just as beneficial for ... Read more
Child with dental sealants on permanent teeth

Dental Sealants: The 5 W’s (and How)

Sealants are commonly used in modern dentistry to prevent decay on the biting (occlusal) surface of a tooth. They were first used in 1967 and were recognized as an effective treatment by the American Dental Association in 1971. Parents may have questions about why a sealant has been recommended for their child. This article aims to answer those questions. Who: People who have a high risk  developing cavities — mainly children, adolescents, and some adults. What: Sealants are typically made of a material ... Read more