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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

What is Dental Sealant Used For?

Because of the likelihood of developing decay in the depressions and grooves of the premolars and molars, children and teenagers are top candidates for sealants. However, at Flossophy Dental, adults without decay or fillings in their molars can also benefit from sealants. Dental sealant is a thin, plastic coating painted on the chewing surfaces of teeth – usually the back teeth – to prevent tooth decay.

In some cases, dental sealants may also be appropriate for baby teeth. Because baby teeth play such an important role in holding the correct spacing for permanent teeth, it’s important to keep these teeth healthy so they are not lost earlier than expected. Applying sealant is a simple and painless process for any of those concerned. It takes only a few minutes for your dentist or hygienist to apply the sealant to seal each tooth. Sealants can protect teeth from decay for up to 10 years, but they need to be checked for chipping or wear-and-tear at regular dental checkups.

If you wish to inquire about dental sealants, give us a call. To learn more about the services provided here at the office, visit www.flossophydental.ca for more information. To schedule an appointment with one of our doctors at Flossophy Dental in Edmonton, AB, call 780-306-9333.

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