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For your child's best oral health, developing good brushing techniques from a young age is crucial. If you are assisting your child with proper, frequent tooth brushing and minimizing their consumption of sugary foods and drinks, your child is on a great path for lifelong dental health. However, even with good oral hygiene habits and a nutritious diet, kids can be at risk for dental decay, and sealants can be an effective and safe addition to their wellness routine.
Family dentist Jamie Gutierrez in Brookfield, C.T., can fit your child with sealants to help prevent cavities.
What are sealants?
Sealants are very thin coatings for molars, the teeth in the back of the mouth. These teeth can be more difficult to see and access when your child is brushing their teeth, making them more susceptible to the buildup of stubborn plaque which can manifest into cavities and decay.
How old does my child need to be for sealants?
At our Brookfield, C.T. office we can apply sealants for patients as young as six, or once their molars grow in. Even adults can benefit from sealants, especially if they are prone to cavities.
What is the process for applying sealants?
Your family dentist will begin by thoroughly cleaning your child's teeth before brushing them with an abrasive gel to help make them more porous. This will allow the sealants to better bond with the surface of their teeth. The excess gel will be rinsed away and their teeth dried before the sealant is applied. Finally, your family dentist will use a blue light to cure the sealant so it is sturdy and securely in place. The process is quick, and your child should experience no pain.
How do you care for sealants?
Your child will need to continue to brush frequently and thoroughly, floss, and have regular professional cleanings and exams to keep their teeth healthy. Sealants require no extra care, so they can proceed with their oral hygiene routine as normal.
Call family dentist Jamie Gutierrez in Brookfield, C.T., at 203-775-0480 for all your dental care needs.
There are several benefits associated with family dentistry. One of the biggest benefits is that everyone in your family can see the same dentist at one convenient office location, which can save you both time and travel. Dr. Jaime Gutierrez is your family dentist in Brookfield, CT.
What is Family Dentistry?
Family dentistry is a type of dentistry that provides a wide range of dental services and treats patients of all ages. With family dentistry, there is no need for children to see a separate pediatric dentist while adults in the family visit a general dentist. The entire family can see the same dentist. Additionally, children will not need to switch dentists as they get older since we treat patients of all ages.
Our practice offers a full range of dental services, from general, preventive, restorative, cosmetic, and orthodontic dental services. Whether your family members are each due for their next regular checkup with oral exam and cleaning or someone needs a specific dental procedure, family dentistry can meet everyone’s needs. Dr. Gutierrez, your Brookfield family dentist, can discuss specific procedures with you. Some of the dental services offered at Dr. Gutierrez’s family dentistry practice include:
- Dental implants
- Root canal therapy
- Crowns and bridges
- Teeth whitening
- Cosmetic dentistry
Benefits of Family Dentistry
Family dentistry is associated with several benefits. Family dentistry makes it easy for everyone in the family to see one dentist, which can save time and travel. Dental appointments for your family, such as regular checkups, can be scheduled on the same day at a single office location. Your family can save time and travel by not having to drive to multiple dentist’s offices on separate days. Another advantage of family dentistry is that your family’s dental records will be in a single location, making it easier to obtain copies for school or other purposes when needed.
Family members can remain with the same dentist at every age. When children see a pediatric dentist they will eventually have to find a new dentist when they get older. Kids can continue visiting the same dentist with whom they are already both comfortable and familiar, which could encourage them to continue visiting the dentist regularly as adults. Scheduling regular dental visits is important for maintaining optimal oral health.
Family dentistry offers a full range of dental services and makes it possible for everyone in your family to see the same dentist. To schedule dental appointments for your family with Dr. Gutierrez, your family dentist in Brookfield, call the dental office at (203) 775-0480.
There are a variety of specializations within the field of dentistry, and Dr. Jamie Gutierrez of Brookfield, Connecticut is proud to specialize in providing comprehensive and convenient care for your entire family, from babies to seniors. Here are some of the ways that Dr. Gutierrez can help every member of your family, regardless of age!
The American Dental Association recommends that a child's first visit to a dentist should coincide with the appearance of their first tooth. Your Brookfield family dentist is well-trained in pediatric dentistry practices, notably including the application of fluoride and sealants as well as performing the task of educating parents on the proper ways to brush their child's teeth, all while helping maintain a comfortable environment for a potentially nervous young patient. With a family dentist like Dr. Gutierrez, your child can continue to visit the same dental practice as they age, helping to maintain familiarity and comfort.
As your child grows, they begin to lose their primary teeth as permanent ones come to take their places. It's also during adolescence that their bones begin to grow stronger and dental alignment issues may begin to appear. Early intervention is key to successful treatment of alignment issues within the teeth and jaw. Your Brookfield family dentist monitors all these changes through regular examinations and X-rays to make any recommendations for orthodontics.
Like children and adolescents, adults have unique needs when it comes to the health of their teeth and gums. Your Brookfield dentist has the experience and training needed to diagnose and treat conditions that can affect adult patients, such as gum disease or oral cancer, as well as the ability to offer tooth restoration and cosmetic dentistry options.
If you're located in Brookfield, Connecticut, we'd love to welcome you and your family members to our practice. Contact the office of Dr. Jamie Gutierrez toady at (203) 775-0480 to set up appointments for your whole family!
In the past, metal fillings were the standard treatment after a cavity cleaning. The new desired method of restoring missing tooth enamel is to use cosmetic fillings, also called tooth-colored or white fillings. See family dentist Dr. Jamie Gutierrez at his Brookfield, CT to see if your teeth need treatment and restoration with cosmetic fillings.
What Are Cosmetic Fillings?
Dentists use a plastic resin-based solution to fill up holes in the teeth from cavities. They are called cosmetic fillings. They strengthen and protect the teeth for at least five years—even longer when you follow proper dental care maintenance suggestions on a daily basis. Because they are the color of your natural tooth enamel, no one can tell that you have a filling on your tooth.
Why Are Fillings Needed?
The most common reason for a cosmetic filling is to restore a tooth that has a cavity. It is a protective layer that is added to prevent the reoccurrence of tooth decay. Whenever you eat or drink, there’s a chance for harmful particles and bacteria to get inside of the tooth if the hole isn’t filled. A filling might also be used to shore up the sides and edges of a damaged, chipped, or eroded tooth.
A Smile That’s Better Looking and Protected
If you have hesitated to have a cavity checkup and cleaning because you don’t want to have unattractive, noticeable fillings, that is no longer a problem. Cosmetic fillings will protect your teeth and keep your smile looking natural for years. It is possible to take care of your smile while also caring about how it looks.
Restore Your Teeth with Cosmetic Fillings
When your teeth need to be restored after cavities or dental decay, be sure to request cosmetic fillings at your Brookfield, CT family dentist office. Cosmetic fillings will improve your smile in more ways than one. Call 203-775-0480 today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Gutierrez.