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Preventing Cavities in Children

For more information on this preventive measure that decreases cavities, dental costs, and aggressive treatments, contact Lake Orion Family Dentistry at (248) 693-6213. Dr. Brad Greenfield and our team will be glad to hear from you in our dental office in Lake Orion, Michigan.

Don’t Let Tooth Decay Get the Best of Your Smile

Tooth decay is among the leading causes of tooth loss for Americans, and it can open the door to developing serious overall health problems.

Just as healthy habits can help protect your body against disease, healthy dental habits can safeguard against tooth decay and help avert other dental problems, as well.

First, it’s important to know how tooth decay happens. After eating, bacteria in your mouth start working to break down leftover particles of food, which then produce acids. These acids combine with debris in your mouth to form a sticky substance called plaque, which tends to deposit on molars and near your gum line.

Secure the Future of Your Child’s Smile with Dental Sealants

As a family dentist, I have a special place in my heart, and my Lake Orion, Michigan dental office, for kids. While dental hygiene is the same across the board for people of every age, children get a few dental procedures all to themselves.

My goal is to instill healthy oral hygiene habits in kids, while giving them the tools to protect themselves later in life. I do this by using dental sealants on my young patients.

Proper teeth brushing is not a habit that children learn overnight. It’s a process that takes time to develop and perfect. Because of this, children may develop decay on hard-to-reach molars. Dental sealants offer a means of protection for molars and premolar chewing surfaces from decay.