At Yellowbird Dental, We Recommend Dental Sealants. Here’s Why…
If you're looking for an effective way to protect your child or teen's teeth from decay and cavities -- particularly if they have deep grooves in their molars and premolars – at Yellowbird Dental in Edmonton, we know that dental sealants can provide a viable solution.
What are dental sealants and how are they applied?
Made from a thin plastic material that's brushed onto the chewing surfaces of the back teeth where decay is most likely to occur, dental sealants harden quickly and form a protective barrier over the tooth enamel, filling in hard-to-clean grooves and crevices on the chewing surfaces of teeth. Once set, sealants form a smooth surface that is much easier to keep clean with regular brushing and flossing.
Is everyone a candidate for dental sealants?
Sealants are most often used on children’s teeth since they are more likely to have deep grooves and crevices. However, adults with deep grooves in their molars can also benefit from sealants.
It's important to note that in order to be a candidate for sealants, a patient's molars and premolars need to have erupted through the gum line and be free of decay.
How long do dental sealants last?
Dental sealants can last for up to ten years, but they need to be checked during regular dental visits to ensure they are still intact and not damaged.
How should dental sealants be cared for?
Once sealants have been applied, there is no need for special care. Just continue to brush and floss regularly and visit the dentist as scheduled.
If you think your child (or yourself!) may be a candidate for dental sealants, call us today to arrange a consultation. We're here to help you protect your smile!
Contact Yellowbird Dental About Dental Sealants Today
- Protect your molars and premolars from decay
- Experience a quick and painless application
- Benefit from 10 years of protection or more with diligent care
- Avoid the need for complex restorations caused by decay
- Prioritize your oral health!