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Here at Dentistry @ Oceana Boulevard we firmly believe in not only carrying out dental treatments on children, but also teaching them the skills they need to ensure a healthy dental life.
We all want to ensure that our children develop, and maintain, a consistent oral hygiene routine that will continue into adulthood. Dentistry @ Oceana Boulevard take a keen and detailed approach in giving children the knowledge to care for their teeth.
On the first and all subsequent visits we aim to provide children with full information about the visit, to help them overcome their anxieties.
We firmly believe that this approach prepares the child to enter adulthood with a positive attitude towards dental health.
Teaching children in Southampton about good dental hygiene.
Childhood has been identified as the most important period in a person's 'dental life'.
We have found that even when children have been to the dentist before, they often do not know what to expect when they come to see us.
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Dora is going to visit the dentist for a check-up. While she is there she explores the dentist's office and waiting room, has her teeth cleaned and flossed, and even has an X-ray taken of her mouth. At the end of the visit Dora gets a special treat for being such a good patient and having a wonderful smile!
Dental sealants are a dental treatment consisting of applying a plastic material to one or more teeth, for the intended purpose of preventing dental caries (cavities) or other forms of tooth decay.
Sealants painted over pits and fissures in the chewing surfaces of back teeth block food from being trapped and any carbohydrate like sugar being changed to acid by resident plaque bacteria and halts demineralisation and the caries process.
Fissure sealants are usually applied in a dentist's office. The dentist, dental hygienist or assistant first cleans and dries the tooth to be treated, then applies a slightly acidic solution on the tooth to create a rough surface that helps the sealant bond, and finally paints a thin layer of liquid plastic material on the pits and fissures of the tooth. After application of the plastic liquid, blue spectrum natural light is shone on the applied material for a few seconds to cure the plastic. Alternatively, some brands of sealants self-cure via a chemical process.
After curing, the plastic becomes a hard, thin layer covering the treated portions of the tooth. Despite the heavy pressures effected on teeth during chewing each day, dental sealants may remain effective for five years or longer, although sealants do wear naturally and may become damaged over time.