Scott Levine, D.D.S
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Regular brushing and flossing lowers your child's chances of developing cavities. But kids aren’t known for their dedication to brushing and flossing, and that can lead to cavities. Fortunately, family dentist Dr. Scott Levine in Berkeley, CA can help prevent cavities in your children’s teeth with the use of a sealant.
The grooves and depressions on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth are the most prone to decay, so it’s those surfaces that require further preventive care. At Scott Levine, D.D.S, Dr. Levine can apply a plastic-like coating called a “sealant” to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. The sealant is essentially painted onto the teeth, which means it’s quick, easy, and painless for your kids.
Studies have shown that sealants can reduce tooth decay by as much as 100 percent, so it’s no wonder that that the American Dental Association recommends sealants as soon as the first adult back teeth come in at age 6 or 7. Dr. Levine will continue to apply a sealant as each back tooth comes in, up until about age 13, when most kids have gotten all of their adult molars.
For more information about the benefits of using a sealant to prevent tooth decay — or to make an appointment at Scott Levine, D.D.S in Berkeley - call (855) 842-6059 today.
Brush Your Teeth Daily
For good oral health, brush your teeth twice a day with a good flouride toothpaste.
How Old Is Your Toothbrush?
Replace your toothbrush every 3 or 4 months, or sooner if the bristles are frayed. A worn toothbrush won't do a good job of cleaning your teeth.
A Healthy Diet Makes a Healthy Smile!
For healthy teeth and gums, eat a balanced diet and limit between-meal snacks. Go easy on sugary treats!