Dental Sealants From Your Dentist in Brantford
Our focus at Brantford Family Dental Centre is always on keeping your family’s oral health in peak condition, and part of the way we can help accomplish this is with the use of dental sealants. A preventive treatment that intercepts cavities before they happen, these protective coatings can shield molars for up to 10 years with careful and diligent at-home care!
What are dental sealants?
Comprised of a very thin plastic coating, this liquid is placed on the pits and fissures of your molars (and sometimes, on your premolars) to prevent bacteria that causes decay from flourishing. Creating what is essentially a protective shield, tooth enamel is far less likely to experience cavities with sealants in place, and because they’re “painted” on, the applicable process is completely painless.
Who is a good candidate for sealants?
While toddlers and young children are the most common candidates for dental sealants, anyone who needs assistance with brushing their teeth effectively can benefit from having this treatment performed. This includes teens, adults, and seniors! Sealants are also helpful to patients with lacking oral hygiene habits, and in cases where patients have especially deep pits and fissures in their molars.
Beyond their cavity-prevention benefits, how can sealants help a patient’s oral health?
In addition to their easy and quick application – on average, treatment time for each tooth takes five minutes – having them placed helps prevent the need for more expensive restorative treatments, including fillings, root canals, and more. And best of all, they’re often covered by insurance companies for kids under 18 and, in some cases, for adults, as well!
They’re also highly durable and match your natural tooth colour, and studies show that kids who do not have them placed experience almost three times more cavities than children with sealants.
Wondering if sealants are right for you and your family? Call us today!
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- Protect molars painlessly
- Beneficial for both kids and adults
- Prevent the development of cavities
- Minimize your need for expensive dental restorations
- Boost your dental health for years!