Protect Your Kid’s Teeth – Dental Sealants

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Dental Sealants

Dental sealants act as a barrier to prevent cavities. They are a plastic material usually applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth (premolars and molars) where decay occurs most often.

Brushing and flossing help remove food particles and plaque from smooth surfaces of teeth. But toothbrush bristles cannot reach all the way into the depressions and grooves to extract food and plaque. Sealants protect these vulnerable areas by “sealing out” plaque and food.

Sealants are easy for your dentist to apply. The sealant is painted onto the tooth enamel, where it bonds directly to the tooth and hardens. This plastic resin bonds into the depressions and grooves (pits and fissures) of the chewing surfaces of back teeth. The sealant acts as a barrier, protecting enamel from plaque and acids. As long as the sealant remains intact, the tooth surface will be protected from decay. Sealants hold up well under the force of normal chewing and may last several years before a reapplication is needed. During your regular dental visits, your dentist will check the condition of the sealants and reapply them when necessary.

The likelihood of developing pit and fissure decay begins early in life, so children and teenagers are obvious candidates. But adults can benefit from sealants as well. (ADA)

For more information on dental sealants contact one of our dental professionals.

Dr. Elizabeth Dimovski and Associates – We Protect Your Smile!

www.dentist-in-brampton.com

905-458-6620

Dental Sealants – Brampton Kids Dentist

Melissa SAYS!

 
Dental Sealants, Brampton Family Dentist, Kids Dentist Brampton, Oral Health, Brampton,
Sealants are a tooth coloured coating that is applied to the biting surface of the back teeth. The grooves on the top of the molars are very deep and is a good area for bacteria to live in and multiply. Even with great oral hygiene some of these areas will still get a cavity because the bristles of the tooth brush can not get to these deep areas. Dental sealants act as a barrier against decay-causing bacteria. 
When applied it fills in the pit and groves and makes a smooth surface.  Easy for a tooth brush to keep clean. The application of a sealant is quick, easy and painless. No drilling or freezing are required. Sealants also cost less than having a cavity filled. 
After having a sealant placed you should continue to brush and floss properly.
Following Canada’s Food Guide, which is low in sugar and high in nutrition, is recommended.
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