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Due to COVID-19 precautions, Oregon Governor Kate Brown has ordered all dental offices to only see patients in pain or with urgent dental needs until June 15.
We are complying with this order and want to reassure our patients that we are available for your urgent dental needs but will not be open our usual hours for walk in care.
Please call the office to schedule a time for us to help you.
Your health and the health of our staff are our top concern.
We hope you and your family stay well during this time of crisis.

Dental Sealants to Ward Off Cavities
Oregon City, OR


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Looking to Boost Your Child's Chances of Remaining Cavity Free?


For optimum dental health, the ADA and CDC recommend that children and teenagers receive a plastic coating on their back teeth called dental sealants. In fact, placing dental sealants on molars is the dental procedure with more evidence of preventing decay than any other dental procedure! Dental sealants are a thin, plastic coating painted on the rough chewing surfaces of your child's premolars and molars that harden with a bright blue light. Sealants cover the hard to clean pits and fissures present on the back molar teeth, preventing food and plaque from forming cavities. Dental sealants reduce cavities by an average of 75%, often protecting teeth for more than 10 years.

Sealants are typically applied to the first permanent molars about the age of 7, as soon as they fully erupt. Sealants are then applied once the child's permanent premolars and second molars erupt, around age 12. Sealing permanent teeth helps protect them through the most cavity-prone years, ages 6 - 14, but adults can also benefit from sealants if they have permanent teeth with no decay or dental work. Although dental sealants should be placed before any decay starts, research shows that even if a small amount of decay has started, sealants can actually prevent the decay from progressing once the sealant is properly placed and maintained. Sealants are checked at each cleaning and should be repaired or replaced as necessary. Most dental insurances cover the application of sealant in children. Make sure that your child's teeth are properly protected with dental sealants.

For more information, or if you'd like to schedule an appointment, please give us a call at 971-470-0045.
Great Grins for Kids gets our highest rating. The dentists and staff are highly professional, yet compassionate and friendly. We have had experience with other dental practices that don't measure up. Getting our kids to Great Grins was a wonderful upgrade for our family. You set the bar very high! ~ Annabelle C.


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Great Grins for KIDS Oregon City, 911 Main Street, Oregon City, OR, 97045 - Related Terms: pediatric dentist Oregon City OR• Children's Dentist in Oregon City OR• Mark Mutschler DDS MS Oregon City OR• 971-470-0045• www.greatgrins.net• 3/23/2020