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Image of Dr. Koch and wife To the patients of Bennardi Barberio Dentistry,
We would like to thank you for entrusting us with the care of your dental health needs over the years. We are very proud to introduce Dr. Ryan Koch as the newest member of our dental team. As a native of our local community, Dr. Koch is a 2012 graduate of Jersey Shore Area Senior High School and he received a biochemistry degree from Lock Haven University. After continuing his studies at Elms College in Springfield, Massachusetts where he received a Masters in Biomedical Science in 2019, Dr. Koch attended Midwestern University Collegeof Dental Medicine in Arizona where he received multiple awards in Clinical Excellence and Digital Dentistry.

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Fluoride and Sealants


Fluoride

Little boy little girl smiling togetherFluoride is a natural mineral that has been proven to strengthen teeth and prevent the incidence of tooth decay. The American Dental Association recommends fluoride treatment for children as soon as teeth emerge. This simple preventive measure of applying a fluoride varnish to a child's first teeth can strengthen teeth at risk for decay and create a tooth surface that is more resistant to decay.

Applying a fluoride varnish protects a child's primary (first) teeth from decay. Fluoride is applied twice a year from ages one to six or seven when the child gets their permanent teeth. Fluoride varnish works by repairing gaps in the tooth enamel, protecting teeth from plaque forming bacteria that likes to colonize in small pits and gaps.

Fluoride is easily applied to teeth. It dries almost immediately upon contact with clean dry teeth and will not be removed by saliva. The procedure is quick, painless, and often included in dental insurance coverage, but you will want to check with your provider to be certain.

Sealants

Sealants are generally used to help prevent tooth decay on the biting surfaces of back teeth (molars). The natural grooves of these teeth can trap food that can resist casual brushing and rinsing. If left in place, the trapped food allows bacteria to multiply, eventually causing tooth decay and requiring costly attention.

Sealants are painted directly onto the tooth where they seal the natural grooves to help prevent tooth decay. While sealants are durable, they are not permanent. They can last up to five years of normal wear before needing replacement.

Sealants offer a cost-effective, preventative step to reduce the chances of tooth decay on the chewing surfaces of molars. However, they do not replace the need for regular brushing and flossing.
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