Sealants have no effect to whiten teeth. They are a plastic coating. The dental
hygienist first cleans the teeth, then a special gel is placed on the teeth,
this is washed off and the tooth dried and the sealant placed. Usually on
permanent teeth soon after they erupt. It will last 5-10 years and likely save
families hundreds of dollars. It is basically a harmless, and painless
treatment. Fluoride tooth paste and brushing teeth twice a day is recommended.
Flossing at least once a day. The proxabrush a little brush that goes between
the teeth and available at most supermarkets is excellent to clean between the
teeth where the brush cannot go. Get various sizes according to your need. A
Water Pik or interplak irrigator is also useful or at least rinse your teeth
Shame on you My2Cents for spewing utter nonsense and possibly scaring some
childs parent from receiving a free treatment for their child which WILL prolong
the life of their teeth.
Part III Lie #5 It's detrimental because the witch doctor
company is selling a process to replace daily brushing of the teeth.
Truth: Sealants only prevent decay in crevices that the brush cannot clean.
All other surfaces of the teeth need to be brushed and flossed daily. No dental
professional has ever I repeat ever suggested not to brush a sealed toothLie #6: decay causing bacteria can get trapped under this coating where
it can grow, become infected, painful, and fester without being seen or noticed
until the teeth need root canals or surgery. Truth: WHEN PROPERLY
applied bacteria under a sealant die. If a sealant is improperly applied it is
true that bacteria can proliferate and grow causing a cavity. A dentist worth
his salt can identify improperly placed sealants and decay growing under
them.Lie #7 This sealant has little value in decay prevention, a
tooth brush and paste, and dental exams are better preventive process and
cheaper. Truth: just read the article about how many millions of
dollars in dental treatments have been avoided thanks to this wonderful
technology and this wonderful program
Part IILie #3 Many movie stars have had similar process done to whiten
and beautify their smiles only to cause major dental damage, implants their only
alternative to repair their artificial smiles. Truth: This is
rediculous Sealants have nothing to do with whitening or beautifying teeth.
They don't lead to major dental damage. They prevent bacteria from going
deep into microscopic crevices of teeth where a toothbrush bristle cannot fit.
It's like sealing a crack in a sidewalk. No more weeds grow. Lie
#4 This is decades old technology and it is very misleading and misinforming
the public of a procedure that can be more detrimental to health teeth than it
prevents. Truth: go to the Center for Disease Control website and go to
the oral health section and you will get the truth about sealants.
RESPONSE TO My2Cents: What my 2 cents said about dental selants is completely
and absolutely false in almost every way. My2cents is completely misinformed
and completely confused. Lets look at the lies.Lie #1: Hygenists are not
medically licensed for dental work Truth: A dental hygeinist is a
licensed dental professional who specializes in preventive oral health and has
completed a 2-4 year program accredited by the American Dental Association.
Lie #2 Dental sealants should be avoided Truth: The surgeon
general reported that tooth infection is the #1 cause of kids missing School in
the USA and that dental sealants reduce cavities by 70%. IMO sealants are the
best invention for preventing tooth decay since the tooth brush.