Dr. Yon Helps Kids Fight Cavities

pediatric dentistryWhether you’re 9 or 99, a great smile is an invaluable asset. Strong healthy teeth are crucial for good oral and overall health. At Artistic Smiles Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Miami FL, Dr. Yon Elejabarrieta helps patients of all ages achieve healthy smiles. Our friendly, compassionate dental team loves treating kids and teaching them the importance of good oral health. We believe in stopping problems before they start and offer safe, effective cavity-fighting treatments. Fluoride and dental sealants deliver powerful protection against cavities for healthy smiles now and years from now.

Fluoride’s Function

Cavity-causing acids eat away at and soften areas of tooth enamel in a process called demineralization. Demineralized spots on teeth are precursors to cavities. Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that strengthens teeth. Kids who drink bottled water might not get the fluoride they need for a strong healthy smile. Applied directly to teeth, fluoride hardens demineralized areas to renew strength and protect against cavities. A professional fluoride treatment is quick, easy, and effective.

Sealants Deter Decay

Dental sealants are thin plastic coatings applied to back teeth. Molars naturally have bumps and grooves that can harbor food particles and bacteria. When not brushed away, these substances can form acids that cause cavities. Sealants create a smooth surface that’s easier to clean. They “seal” the tooth from decay to help kids avoid cavities. Sealants are easy to apply. They don’t impact chewing, talking, or other activities. In fact, your child probably won’t even know they’re there!

Let us Protect Your Child’s Smile

Fluoride treatments and sealants represent a small investment that can deliver a lifetime of benefits. Call Artistic Smiles Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Miami FL to make an appointment for your child. We’re here for your family!