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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!
Find out the reasons your child’s smile could benefit from dental sealants.
We all want to make sure your child’s smile remains healthy and cavity-free. Of course it can be challenging at times to get your child to brush their teeth, let alone brush them properly or as effectively as you would like. Fortunately, there are other ways to ensure that cavities don’t take root in your little one. Talk to your Mississauga, ON family dentists, Drs. Brian Kaplansky and Parneety Randhawa, about sealants.
What is a sealant?
These thin, plastic resin barriers are placed onto the chewing surfaces of your child’s premolars and molars to protect these susceptible areas from decay.
How are sealants placed?
When your child comes in for their next cleaning, their Mississauga general dentist would be happy to also apply sealants. It’s completely painless and only takes a couple minutes. After their routine cleaning, the dentist will paint the sealant over their back teeth where it will immediately bond with the tooth. Your child won’t even notice their sealants. A dental laser may also be used to speed up the bonding process.
My child brushes and flosses, so why do they need sealants?
While a child doesn’t need sealants in order to maintain a healthy, cavity-free smile, it’s important to note that it can be challenging to get into all the crevices of your child’s back teeth, regardless of whether it’s you or your child that’s cleaning their teeth every day. Sealants provide an additional layer of insurance against tooth decay.
Who should get sealants?
Once your child’s permanent molars have come in, it’s time to consider getting sealants. This usually occurs between the ages of 5 to 7. However, teens and adults who are susceptible to decay may also opt for sealants. It’s never too late!
Think your child could benefit from sealants? Then schedule their next six-month visit at Creditview Dental in Mississauga, ON and let Drs. Brian Kaplansky and Parneety Randhawa know that you’re interested in sealants for your child. Call today!