By Ken Yasuhara, DDS - Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry
April 06, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Sealants  

The dental health of your children can be hard to gauge when you're a parent, as all the subtle idiosyncrasies of a child's teeth make it difficult to see between every nook and cranny in their mouth. Of course, that doesn't mean it isn't vital that you find out what Sealantsstate your children's teeth are in-- and that most often requires a trip to the dentist.

Whether it's early-age gingivitis or the onset of a cavity surfacing in a child's mouth, it's difficult for most parents to diagnose exactly what may or may not be wrong with their children's teeth. But at the cosmetic dentistry of Ken Yasuhara, DDS, your children's teeth will be cared for by Dr. Yasuhara and his staff using only the leading dental procedures that Honolulu has to offer.

One of these dental solutions is dental sealants, a preventive tool used in the mouths of many children who are at risk for tooth decay. But before you take a look at sealants, you should first understand why it's imperative to catch your children's cavities early.

Importance Of Early Cavity Detection

For many children, cavities first appear in the back of their mouths along their back teeth, largely because they're rougher on top than their smoother front teeth. These rough pits and fissures in teeth that are further back can collect bacteria and food particles, which then become stagnant in the crevices of your children's teeth and welcome progressive tooth decay.

Also, baby teeth aren't as strong or resistant to cavities as adult teeth, so bringing your children into the dentist for regular check-ups and dental work now is very important to the well-being of their teeth later.

Dental Sealants: The Leading Solution For Cavity Protection

Dental sealants serve as the leading preventive dental solution for keeping your children's teeth free from decay. Made of invisible plastic resin coatings that smooth out the chewing surfaces resting on top of the back teeth, dental sealants are very cavity-resistant.

They also put your child at a lower risk for needing future dental treatments done in their mouths, which saves you money and them unnecessary pain!

For more information on why dental sealants bring lasting protection to your child's teeth and help seal their smile years down the road, give Dr. Yasuhara a call at (808) 947-8900 today!