When it comes to protecting your child’s oral health, our skilled dentist, Jerry L Butler DDS MAGD and our caring team offer dental sealants and sports mouth guards to keep your child’s developing smile safe from harm.
Dental sealants offer protection for the permanent molars in the back of the mouth which are hard to reach and clean, making them more susceptible to tooth decay and cavities. With dental sealants, your child’s molars will continue to do their important function of biting and chewing their food for healthy development while making it easier to brush them. Dental sealants are made of clear or tooth-colored resin providing a smooth, protective coating over the grooves, pits and crevices where bacteria and plaque tend to thrive. Sealants are especially effective when applied between the ages of 6 and 12 years of age, and preventing cavities from forming keeps the tooth structure strong and healthy in the years to come.
If your child participates in contact sports or high impact recreational activities, you can protect not only their teeth from injury with the help of an athletic mouth guard, but their oral tissues too. Oral injuries are common when engaging in sports, but by wearing a sports guard your child’s teeth and mouth are safer. Dr. Jerry Butler offers custom-made mouth guards in Boone NC which are worn over their teeth so your child can enjoy activities such as wrestling, football, hockey and rugby without fear of oral injury.
To prepare your child for the activities of summer and you live in the Boone NC area including the Appalachian State University, Blowing Rock, Banner Elk, North Carolina or surrounding counties, we invite you to provide them with the care they need for a healthy, beautiful smile. Just call 828-264-5858 today to learn more!