A Treatment to Reduce the Onset of CavitiesChildren often do not do the best job of brushing their teeth. And sometimes, even meticulous care misses some of the grooves and contours in the back teeth. As bacteria and acid are allowed to collect on the surface of teeth, the formation of plaque will start the process of decay. Even a small amount of decay in a tooth is permanent damage and requires a filling.
But there is a way to keep this from happening. One application of a dental sealant will greatly help! This is the procedure that takes just minutes: The teeth are sterilized before a thin coat of the sealant is applied. It is not noticeable, as it is clear or white in color. With a curing light, Dr. Butler bonds the sealant to the tooth. And that is the whole treatment! No shots or drilling are necessary. It's safe and one of the best preventive treatments there is. This is effective for both children and adolescents in helping them to preserve their natural teeth.
Butler Family Dental
Chris A. Butler, DMD
1745 West 17th Avenue
Eugene, OR 97402