Mariya Kucher Pediatriс Dentist:
“How to protect a child’s secondary teeth against caries?” – this is the most frequently asked question by parents bringing their children to a dentist.
The first secondary teeth appear in children at the age of 5 to 7.
The enamel of the secondary teeth upon their eruption is not enough mineralized. It matures within approximately three years via the accumulation of calcium, phosphates and fluorides supplied by saliva.
This period is the most favorable for decay to appear since the immature enamel is very susceptible to aggressive bacterial impact.
Local application of caries prevention means (pastes, fluoride varnishes, gels etc.) provides positive effect mostly on smooth surfaces of a tooth.
Unfortunately, their preventive effect is far lower in the case of natural pits – teeth fissures, because their penetration depth is limited.
Therefore, dental fissure sealing with special materials – to build a barrier against bacteria – is the most efficient caries prevention method.
Sealants are absolutely safe for health, highly efficient and economically advantageous. They do not affect adversely the process of enamel maturation and enable saliva mineral components to penetrate freely.
The risk to develop caries decreases by 70 to 80%.
Fissures should be sealed within the first months after tooth eruption.
Specifics of the sealing procedure in our clinics is in ozone processing of a prepared fissure by a Heal Ozone apparatus directly prior to the application of a sealant. Thus, we provide sterility of the working surface. All stages of sealing are absolutely pain-free for a child and takes very short time compared to teeth treatment.
“What should we do when caries has already developed?”
In this case we propose pain-free caries treatment with ozone, without drilling and anesthesia. The procedure is performed with a HEAL-OZONE device – an invention by German-based KaVo firm. The apparatus, within seconds, destroys 99% of microorganisms, bacteria, fungi and viruses that may cause caries.