Dental Sealants From Your Dentist in Scarborough

At EastSide Family Dental, we are dedicated to doing everything we can to help patients of all ages keep their teeth and gums healthy for life. And while we are devoted to providing restorative services to eradicate existing decay and boost oral health, as a dentist in Scarborough, helping patients avoid dental issues with preventive education and treatments is another one of our main focuses.

To that end, we’re pleased to offer patients protective dental sealants. Designed to cover the surface of premolars and molars with a durable shield-like coating, sealants help keep these teeth cavity-free for an average of 10 years. This not only helps bolster oral health in the short-term, it also minimizes the need for more complex restorative treatments in the future.

What are dental sealants and how are they applied?

Dental sealants are a made from a thin, plastic coating and are painted onto a patient’s back teeth. The protective material quickly fills each tooth’s grooves and pits, acting as a shield against decay.

Who are dental sealants most beneficial for?

Once a child’s permanent teeth have erupted, it’s recommended that dental sealants be put in place. By around age 12, another application should be added to teeth.

Of course, teens and adults can also benefit from sealants. Talk to your dentist if you’re curious about whether you’re a candidate! The application of dental sealants for adults is a preventive measure that can play a significant role in maintaining oral health. Contrary to the common belief that sealants are only for children, adults without decay or fillings in their molars can also see substantial benefits from this treatment.

How should teeth treated with dental sealants be cared for?

Teeth that have been sealed should be brushed twice and flossed at least once daily, and be examined and professional cleaned twice a year. If, after having sealants placed, you suspect that they are chipping or wearing away, call us right away for a quick checkup to ensure they’re providing the protection you need to keep your smile looking and feeling great.

Interested in learning more? Call our friendly team today!

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  • Protect your molars & prevent cavity formation
  • Make your oral health a priority
  • Experience protective benefits for up to 10 years
  • Enjoy application that’s pain-free and quick
  • Minimize your need for restorative treatments in the short- and long-term!
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