According to the CDC, tooth decay is the most common childhood disease in the United States. Dental sealants are an effective tool to prevent cavities forming in the deep pits and fissures of your back teeth. While the painless procedure is most commonly prescribed for children , we often recommend it for adults as well, to help keep teeth cavity free.
Varnishes have been the widely accepted treatment choice for cavity prevention. We recommend fluoride varnish be applied at your regular recall visits after your dental cleanings.
Most patients are unaware of their clenching or grinding habits, until it is brought to their attention by the dentist during an oral examination. We looks for obvious signs of parafunction, such as worn teeth, chipped or fractured teeth, facial muscular tension and pain, sore jaw, to name a few. Once we have determined that the wear is habit related, we can create a custom night guard for you.
A night guard creates a protective barrier between your upper and lower teeth to help manage the grinding or clenching habit.