Learn About Dental Sealants And What They Do

A healthy smile is essential for good overall health. The components to a healthy smile include good at-home oral care with brushing and flossing, along with routine visits to see your dentist. 

At your dental visits, your dentist will check in on your oral health, make suggestions on how to improve your current state and what procedures and treatments you can benefit from. 

Have you ever heard your dentist discuss dental sealants? Do you know what they are used for? We’re happy to share with you why dental sealants are used and how they can help your oral health. 

What Are Dental Sealants?

Dental sealants are a protective coating applied to the chewing surfaces of your teeth. When this treatment has been completed, it tends to protect against plaque buildup in these areas and cavity-causing bacteria.

Sealants are typically made from resin. They must be applied by either your dentist or dental hygienist to ensure that the product covers all necessary surfaces. 

Why Do Dental Sealants Matter?

Oral health is essential to our overall well being. Cavities and gum disease are both preventable and easily treatable when they’re caught in their early stages. However, if you or your children have deep grooves or depressions on your teeth, you are at higher risk of developing cavities in these areas. When a dental sealant is used it can help prevent these oral health issues. 

Who Can Wear Sealants?

Dental sealants are most commonly used on children. However they can also be used for adults too. 

Sealant, Filling or Crown? 

Often crowns or fillings are used when some level of tooth decay damage has already occurred. 

Do You Need An Oral Health Check-Up?At Belman Dental Centre in Toronto, we offer our patients comprehensive and preventative dental care. Let us check in on your oral health and provide you with the treatment you need for a healthy smile! It is recommended to visit a dentist at least twice a year. Call us to book your appointment today!

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