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Creditview Dental in Mississauga, ON, offers sealants in order to protect patients' teeth against cavities and serious dental decay. Along with a healthy oral regimen and regular dental visits, sealants are a great preventative measure to keep smiles in top shape. Here are some FAQs to ask Dr. Brian Kaplansky, your family dentist, about sealants when you meet him.
What are the benefits of dental sealants?
When you run your tongue over chewing surfaces, you'll notice they're rough. That's because they have tiny grooves on the surface called “pits and fissures," which can be great places for bacteria to thrive if given the chance. Daily brushing and flossing eliminates some of this food debris and bacteria, and sealants fill these grooves to prevent bacteria from entering them in the first place.
Where do cavities usually develop?
They develop on chewing surfaces, especially back teeth. Cavities, created by acid-producing bacteria, develop on chewing surfaces because of everyday contact with food.
Why are children more prone to cavities?
Children's newly erupted teeth aren't as resistant to decay as adult teeth because their dental enamel is stronger. Enamel is the white, strong layer that protects teeth. When you take proper preventative measures and schedule regular dental checkups this prevents plaque buildup, a sticky film.
How are sealants applied?
Your Mississauga family dentist applies the sealants in one visit. To start this easy and quick procedure, an etching solution is applied to the tooth surface to allow the sealant material to adhere more readily to the teeth. The etching material is then removed and the teeth dried. Finally, your dentist paints the liquid sealant onto the teeth and hardens it with a special curing light.
Who should I call for more information?
If you have questions about dental sealants, contact Creditview Dental in Mississauga, ON, by dialing (905) 826-4929. Call today to schedule an appointment with your family dentist, Dr. Brian Kaplansky!