Phone: 910-778-8485 fax: 910-778-8477

2980 Ray Road Spring Lake NC 28390 Near Overhills Schools

Vincent Vissichelli, DMD

Board Certified Pediatric Dentist

Specializing in the treatment of infants, children, teens and special needs patients

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Which toothbrush is best?

A toothbrush head should be small for easy access.  It should have a wide handle for a firm grasp.  It should have soft nylon bristles with rounded ends so you won’t hurt your gums.  Be sure to help your child brush until they develop the dexterity to brush on their own.  Usually about 7 to 8 years old.

The first toothbrush was invented in China in 1000 A.D.  It was an ivory handled toothbrush with bristles made from a horse’s mane.  Toothbrushes became popular in the 19th century among the Victorian affluent.  Mass marketing and the advent of nylon bristles in the 20th century made toothbrushes inexpensive and available to everyone.

Sealants

Sealants are used to protect the chewing surfaces from tooth decay.

Your dentist can help prevent or reduce the incidence of decay by applying sealants to your child’s teeth.
– A sealant is a clear or shaded plastic material that is painlessly applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth where decay occurs most often.
– Sealants protect normal depressions and grooves in the teeth called pits and fissures, which are particularly susceptible to tooth decay.

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