At Camas Pediatric Dentistry, our compassionate, highly-trained and highly-skilled staff offers a variety of pediatric dental services. We understand that each family is unique, therefore, we aim to fulfill the unique needs of each and every child that visits our office.
The key to pediatric dental success is cavity prevention. Our team works tirelessly to educate and prevent cavities before they occur. We teach your child about tooth decay, how it forms in the mouth, and how to mitigate tooth decay formation through routine dental hygiene practices.
Our team also monitors your child’s growth and development so that we may treat any problems that arise, in order to prevent them from developing into more serious issues later. When considering treatment for your child, we always take a conservative approach. Maintaining a fun and welcoming atmosphere is priority #1 here at Camas Pediatric Dentistry!
Tooth sealants are a plastic which a dentist bonds into the grooves of the chewing surface of a tooth as a means of preventing the development of decay. When a sealant is applied, the surface of the tooth is somewhat flatter and smoother. Since plaque can be removed more easily and effectively, decay is much less likely to develop.
Longevity: The longevity of sealants can vary. Sealants which have remained in place for three to five years are considered successful, however, sealants can last much longer. It is not uncommon to see sealants placed during childhood still intact into the adult years. Our team will check your child’s sealants during routine dental visits and will recommend
The Procedure: Generally, the procedure takes just one visit. The tooth is cleaned, conditioned and dried. The sealant is applied to the grooves of the teeth and then hardened with a blue light. The sealant is then buffed down. Your child may resume all regular eating and drinking immediately after application.
Aftercare: Brushing and flossing are just as important after sealants have been applied. Sealants are only one aspect of preventing tooth decay.
Cost: This treatment is quite affordable, especially considering the value of preventing decay. Most dental insurance cover sealants. Check with your insurance company about your child’s coverage