Teeth Sealing for the Whole Family
Despite thorough brushing and flossing, some people are still prone to dental caries, or cavities. This is often due to pits and fissures in the surface of your teeth that make it difficult to clean them completely. Your expert dental team at Strathcona Dental in South Edmonton may recommend the use of specialized sealants to help protect these surfaces.
The best protection against poor oral health is preventative treatment and sealants can be an important part of a comprehensive prevention program. Teeth sealing involves the application of a thin plastic coating that bonds to your teeth, effectively closing any fissures, pits or grooves where food particles may be become trapped and lead to tooth decay. The process is approved by the Canadian Dental Association as part of a comprehensive preventative program.
Teeth Sealing and Children
Children from 6 to 14 are particularly susceptible to cavities and teeth sealing may be an additional option to protect your child's teeth. Even if children brush and floss regularly, they may not do as thorough a job as required to keep their teeth free of food particles that can be trapped in the fissures and pits. If you are considering sealants for your child, we encourage you to make an appointment with your dentist at Strathcona Dental Clinic as soon as possible for maximum benefit.
Adults can also benefit from sealants to prevent cavities. Studies show that up to 95% of all adults will experience a cavity at some point in their lives. As we age, the enamel on our teeth can wear which makes teeth more susceptible to decay. Your Strathcona Dental Clinic dentist can consult with you to determine if you would benefit from teeth sealing.
At Strathcona Dental Clinic, our aim is for all of our patients to have the best oral health possible. Daily brushing and flossing, regular dental check ups / exams and teeth sealing are all part of a comprehensive oral health program that can prevent cavities. Contact our office in South Edmonton today to determine if teeth sealing should become part of your oral health regimen.
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