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Sealants can stop cavities before they begin | West Palm Beach Dentist

Posted on: December 29th, 2014 by No Comments

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Children are prone to cavities because of the natural shape of their growing teeth. When first molars come in around age 6, deep crevices called pits and fissures form on the chewing surfaces of these back teeth. Pits and fissures are so narrow that the bristles of a toothbrush cannot reach into them, making them difficult to clean; however, these crevices provide plenty of room for bacteria to grow.

Children’s eating habits also lead to cavities because their diets generally include frequent snacking. Children are usually brushing their own teeth by age 6, and they may not be doing an adequate job. They rarely brush as often as necessary and their technique may need an occasional check by an adult.

What can you do? Sealants may be the answer

Dental sealants can protect your children from cavities. Sealants are applied to the chewing surfaces of molars to act as a barrier between the tooth and harmful bacteria. They are most effective when applied to decay-susceptible biting surfaces as soon as the teeth come in. Here’s how sealants work: The sealing material is applied to the tooth surface using an “etching” fluid. The sealant partially penetrates the tooth enamel, ensuring that it is firmly attached to the tooth. Once applied, the sealant fills in the tooth’s grooves, hardens and creates a thin plastic barrier that keeps cavity-causing bacteria out of the pits and fissures.

Application is fast and painless

Your child will be happy to know that with sealants, there is no drilling and no discomfort. Sealants can be applied by either your dentist or a registered dental hygienist, and application takes less time than having a tooth filled.

After many years in use, sealants have proven to be safe, durable and effective. Check your Delta Dental Evidence of Coverage booklet to see if your plan includes coverage for sealants. Usually, sealants are covered when applied to first molars through age 8 and second molars through age 15. However, coverage for some groups may be different. Ask your dentist about how your child can benefit from the application of sealants.

For more questions on general dentists and the services provided, contact Advanced Dental Group in West Palm Beach, FL at (561) 689-0872 or visit www.advanceddentalgrp.com.

Advanced Dental Group proudly serves West Palm Beach, Ioxahatchee, North Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter, Singer Island, and surrounding areas.

Toothpaste Files: What is in it?| West Palm Beach Dentist

Posted on: September 26th, 2014 by No Comments

Everyone knows that the basis of good oral health is brushing your teeth! Here are some facts about toothpaste that you should know.

Toothpaste comes in many shapes and forms. Despite its name, it doesn’t always have to be a paste. It can be a gel, powder, or past. Toothpaste is vital to good oral health because it helps to remove plaque and its bacterial buildup on teeth.

What is in toothpaste?

The formula for toothpaste varies with each type or brand, but they all should contain around the same type of ingredients.

  • Detergents, such as sodium lauryl sarcosinate make toothpaste foamy.
  • Fluoride to help make enamel stronger and more resistant to decay.
  • Thickeners like seaweed or mineral colloids, synthetic cellulose, or natural gum help give toothpaste its texture.
  • Gentle abrasives such as magnesium carbonate, dehydrated silica gels, calcium carbonate, hydrated aluminum oxides, and phosphate salts.

For more questions on general dentists and the services provided, contact Advanced Dental Group in West Palm Beach, FL at (561) 689-0872 or visit www.advanceddentalgrp.com.

Advanced Dental Group proudly serves West Palm Beach, Ioxahatchee, North Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter, Singer Island, and surrounding areas.

 

Dental Implants are the Best Choice | Serving Loxahatchee, FL

Posted on: November 7th, 2013 by No Comments

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Can’t decide if you should get dental implants? Advanced Dental Group in West Palm Beach, FL recommends dental implants. Dental implants are more durable, do not decay and preserve the bone. In the long run, implants turn out to be the better value, not only monetarily but due to their long lasting durability.

Call Advanced Dental Group today to find out more about dental implants and why they are the better choice, 561-689-0872. Learn more about Advanced Dental Group and their team of dentists buy visiting the website at www.advanceddentalgrp.com.

Accepting patients in West Palm Beach, Loxahatchee, North Palm Beach, Jupiter, Singer Island and all surrounding areas.