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Preventive dental services for children in Ilford

Just like your own oral health, your child’s oral health is equally significant. Keeping their teeth and gums healthy and plaque-free is important to their development and general wellbeing. Teaching your child to take proper care of their teeth and going to the dentist for regular check-ups and cleanings is essential, but can also be fun. This is our philosophy at Simply Teeth.

Dentist in IlfordOur experienced dentists specialise in the unique oral health needs of the youngest of patients. Here, every child can feel welcome and comfortable. We are about establishing a good relationship with our little patients, in a safe environment, so that we can earn their trust. Whether your child needs preventive or restorative care.

No matter what type of oral care your child needs, we strive to make their visit to the dentist in Ilford positive. We believe that prevention is better than cure, therefore, we offer a number of preventive treatments specifically tailored for children, such as dental sealants and fluoride applications.

Dental sealants

Dental sealants (also known as pit and fissure sealants) significantly reduce the risk of cavities and tooth decay. Essentially, they are plastic coatings that protect children’s teeth before a cavity is formed. The chewing surfaces of back teeth consist of many pits and fissure, where bacteria and small food particle can insert easily. Dental sealants prevent this happening and help keep your children’s teeth decay-free.

Your dentist in Ilford will first clean the surface of the tooth to ensure that the sealant will bond properly and will then spread the dental sealant in the form of liquid plastic over the tooth. Once they have the liquid sealant positioned properly, they’ll set it using a curing light.

Fluoride applications

Fluoride treatment is one of the most effective ways of preventing tooth decay and maintaining good oral health in children. Fluoride treatments are entirely safe and effective and studies have shown a decrease of tooth decay in children, by 95%, when combined with dental sealants. Your Ilford dentist will paint a thin coat of fluoride over your child’s teeth, which will act as a protective layer. In some cases, fluoride also has the ability to reverse the formation of cavities.

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