Wednesday, March 25, 2015



About 90 % of decay in school age children occurs in the pits and fissures/ groves of the chewing surface of the teeth. These surfaces trap plaque and bacteria and because it is hard to reach with a toothbrush they start decay. Untreated tooth decay can cause pain, difficulty in eating, tooth loss which in turn effects self esteem. Tooth decay is the most common chronic disease in children and it is preventable by Dental Sealants.

DENTAL SEALANTS are plastic resin material applied in the pit and fissures of the teeth which forms a barrier between the tooth and bacteria. Sealants are very easy to apply and it only takes only a minute or so. In Georgia, an Expanded Function Dental Assistant or Dental Hygienist or a Dentist can apply a sealant. A well done Sealant can last several years and with time they get worn out and they can be replaced as needed. We advice patients not to chew ice to prevent sealants breakdown.

We advice Sealants on all age groups but we highly recommend for all children and teenagers. As you cannot outgrow decay, even adults can reap the benefits of sealants. When you visit us for an exam, the dentist examines the teeth and may suggest you a sealant if there is no decay or a filling if there is a decay. Sealants are very cost effective and almost 100% effective in preventing decay when retained.

REMEMBER... Sealants only protect the chewing surfaces but not the whole tooth from decay. So Good Oral Hygiene is very important which includes twice a day brushing, flossing and using a mouth wash. FINALLY see us regularly for examination and teeth cleaning.

If you have any questions about your Oral Health or to make an appointment to see us... Call Us now at 770-831-0559 or visit us at WWW. LAKELANIERSMILES.COM for Valuable Coupons and Specials. Our prices are 30-50 % Off Regular Prices. Sealant specials at $25 or less. Call Us before Noon and we will see you the Same Day. We accept most insurances. We are conveniently located just off I-985 at 4965 Lanier Islands Parkway, Suite 105, Buford, Ga- 30418.

LAKE LANIER SMILES provides Affordable dental care with outstanding customer service to patients in Buford, Sugar Hill, Suwanee, Cumming, Flowery Branch and surrounding areas.

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