Sealants for children's teeth

Dentist Gina Gonzalez, DDS, explains how sealants protect children's teeth from decay and when children start to need sealants for their teeth
When Do Children Start To Need Sealants For Teeth
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Sealants for children's teeth

Sealants that is a plastic resin material that is used on the top surfaces of permanent teeth as they come in. Children at around age six, start to need sealants. When the teeth have significant groves in them, they are covered up by this plastic material. It has been researched and noted that 100 percent of decay the top surfaces of the teeth can properly be eliminated by the properly sealing the teeth. The materials are either clear or tooth colored. They are easy to place. When the second molars come in at around age 12, then you seal the back molars too. This is one of the very best preventative measures that you can do to protect your child against decay on the tops of the teeth. It does not protect between the teeth, so that's where flossing becomes pretty critical for them.

Dentist Gina Gonzalez, DDS, explains how sealants protect children's teeth from decay and when children start to need sealants for their teeth


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Gina Gonzalez, DDS


Dr. Gina Gonzalez, DDS has been interested in dental care most of her life. She started working as a dental assistant in high school.  After graduating, she pursued her career by attending the University of Southern California from which she earned a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene in 1982.  She was involved in creating new standards for dental hygiene in Spain where she also developed a dental hygiene school.

Dr. Gina Gonzalez earned her doctorate of dental surgery from the USC School of Dentistry in 1991.  As a lifelong learner, Dr. Gonzalez continues to study preventive and esthetic dentistry at renowned educational institutions all over the United States.  Her certifications include CEREC technology and Invisalign.  In addition to providing superb dental services to patients in her office, she dedicates her knowledge and skill to many philanthropic projects in the community and worldwide.  Annually, she is involved in a dental mission to Guatemala in which she provides dental care to people who would go without it otherwise.  She also regularly serves the elderly in Southern California through the Oral Eldercare Program. Dr. Gina Gonzalez is part of the USC School of Dentistry Board of Directors and is a member of the American Dental Association and the California Dental Association.   

In her leisure time, she enjoys Salsa dancing, participating in the art of Krav Maga and entertaining her two wonderful daughters.

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