Dental Sealants Who Can Benefit?

Dental Sealants Who Can Benefit?

August 30, 2018
Dental sealants provide great protection against decay and cavities. This highly-effective and affordable preventative dentistry treatment are non-invasive, long-lasting and pain-free. 14th Avenue Dentistry offers dental sealants in Markham, Ontario to children and teens as soon as the permanent back teeth erupt, and to adults with deep pits and grooves in their back molars. The clear sealant creates a smooth protective barrier that keeps plaque and bacteria out and is easy to clean.

What are Dental Sealants?

A sealant is a thin layer of plastic film that is placed directly onto the chewing surfaces premolars and molars. Tooth sealants provide extra protection against decay. The clear film acts as a shield between the tooth surface and plaque, bacteria and debris. It can be difficult to thoroughly clean the deep pits and grooves of the back teeth. These are hidden areas where bacteria thrive and reap havoc. The premolars and molars are hard to reach with a toothbrush, for both kids and adults.

Who Can Benefit from Dental Sealants?

Anyone with deep grooves in their back teeth can benefit from the added protection of dental sealants. Most often, sealants are recommended for young patients as their permanent molars erupt. In rare cases, sealants are placed on baby teeth. But adults get sealants too, to protect teeth that are free of decay or fillings. The cost of placing a sealant is far less than the expense of filling a cavity.

How Will I Know If Sealants Are Right for Me?

Here at 14th Avenue Dentistry in Markham, ON you will receive a comprehensive dental exam by one of our experienced dentists at each routine oral health visit. Feel free to contact us to ask any questions about how you may benefit from dental sealants. Our dentists in Markham, Ontario strive to provide the highest standard of dental care for you and your family.