Ask the dentists at the Avenue Dental Centre in Windsor, Ontario if sealants are a viable option to prevent cavities in your children's teeth.
What are dental sealants?
Dental sealants are tooth coloured materials that are applied to the permanent molars and the chewing surfaces of other teeth in order to prevent cavities in children.
How is dental sealant applied to the teeth?
Dental sealant is applied to the chewing surface of the teeth. It bonds into the grooves of the teeth, sealing problem areas for decay. Essentially, dental sealant acts as a protective shield for the tooth enamel. This is done during a regular scheduled office visit.
How long will a dental sealant last?
Dental sealants can last several years with proper care, however, it can be reapplied if necessary.
How will I know if my child needs dental sealant?
During your child’s regular check up, our skilled team will assess your child’s dental health and advise whether dental sealant is recommended to prevent decay
Is fluoride still required if my child's tooth has sealant?
Yes, fluoride is still recommended to protect all of your child's teeth from cavities. Only the teeth that have sealant are protected from cavities.