The Holidays and Sugary Foods

The Holidays & Sugary Foods

With the holidays among us, children’s sugar consumption inevitably increases. One the biggest areas of cavities in children are the chewing surfaces on the back molars. Sugary foods that are left behind from inadequate brushing stay trapped in the grooves of these molars and overtime can cause cavities.

One way to prevent both 6 year and 12 year molars from getting these cavities are dental sealants. Sealants work by filling in the crevasses on the chewing surfaces of the teeth. This shuts out food particles that could get caught in the teeth. The application is fast and comfortable and can effectively protect teeth for many years.

Many insurance companies cover dental sealants because they are preventative services. Be sure to ask if your child is a good candidate at the next check-up.

I hope you are having a lovely Fall!

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